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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 2, Scene 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Lincoln define his "own great duty?"
(a) His duty is to defend the Constitution to the best of his understanding.
(b) He needs to go West and seize California from the Mexican government.
(c) He doesn't know what it is and he's tired of people nagging him about it.
(d) His duty is to mind his own business and he doesn't care what other people think.

3. What is the "good joke" Lincoln plans to tell Bowling Green at the end of Act 1, Scene 2 in the Rutledge Tavern?
(a) That a chicken crossed the road to get to the other side.
(b) That Ann Rutledge has run off to marry Josh Speed.
(c) That he will be a candidate for the assembly of the State of Illinois.
(d) That Jack Armstrong, of the Clancy Groves boys, will run for the State Assembly.

4. What happens at the end of Act 2, Scene 4 that proves Lincoln's claim that he is a social success?
(a) Mary Todd sends Lincoln a thank-you note for a pleasant evening the previous week.
(b) Josh Speed introduces Lincoln to his sister.
(c) Ninian Edwards invites Lincoln home for dinner.
(d) Nancy Green accepts a job as his social secretary to keep track of his dates.

5. What does Seth Gale suggest might happen if slavery spreads West to new states and territories?
(a) He says settlers will be satisfied, regardless of the state of slavery.
(b) He predicts settlers will raise an army and declare war.
(c) He thinks the Mexicans will attack if slavery spreads.
(d) He says settlers might form another country or move to Canada.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Seth Gale intend to settle his family?

2. What advice does Josh Speed give Lincoln regarding his mental health?

3. In a poem given to Lincoln by his teacher in the first scene, life is compared to what?

4. Who does Ninian Edwards believe might be instigating the prospect of marriage between Abe Lincoln and Mary Todd?

5. What is Bowling Green's attitude toward the possibility of Lincoln marrying Ann Rutledge?

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