Abe Lincoln in Illinois Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 2, Scene 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In a poem that Lincoln reads in the first scene, what is it that the poet finds strange about people?
(a) They dance through life unaware of pleasure.
(b) They are afraid to face death alone.
(c) They look forward to death, even when life is good.
(d) They think of death as an awakening.

2. What does Lincoln do at the end of Act 2, Scene 6?
(a) He leaves town without informing Mary Todd.
(b) He writes another letter, telling Mary Todd he hates her.
(c) He decides he must go through with the wedding.
(d) He leaves to break off his engagement in person.

3. In Act 2, Scene 5, Lincoln mentions a woman "foxing" his pants--what does that mean?
(a) Something so scandalous that Mary Todd showed Lincoln the door before he could explain.
(b) The woman was flirting with him outrageously.
(c) Attaching foxskins down the legs as a means of camoflauge.
(d) Sewing buckskin around the lower legs to keep them from being shredded by underbrush.

4. What does Ann's love do for Lincoln?
(a) Her love makes him believe in God, believe that all things are possible, and he can do anything he wants.
(b) Her love makes him weak at the knees and fuzzy in his thoughts; he knows he can't make anything of himself.
(c) Her love inspires him to write great poetry.
(d) Her love makes him irritable because she is so needy.

5. In Scene 2, Act 4, Lincoln receives a letter from his old friend, Seth Gale. What is Gale worrying about?
(a) The prospect of his father's death and the debts he will inherit.
(b) His wife's increasingly bizarre behavior.
(c) Gale's property taxes are going sky-high to pay for liberation of the slaves.
(d) The possible annexation of Texas, which would result in the extension of slavery through all the territories.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the plan that Seth Gale and Lincoln have for their futures?

2. What, besides politics, does Lincoln have on his mind during the scene in the Rutledge Tavern?

3. Why does Lincoln return to New Salem in Act 1, Scene 3?

4. What are the Bowling Greens reading when Josh Speed arrives at their home in Act 1, Scene 3?

5. What are the five indicative moods, as Lincoln knows them?

(see the answer key)

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