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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 3, Scene 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Mary Todd accept Lincoln's proposal at the end of Act 2, Scene 8?
(a) She appears to hesitate, keeping him wondering for a moment if she will accept.
(b) She dances happily into his arms and pulls his beard while saying yes.
(c) She clutches him tightly, declares her undying love and begins sobbing.
(d) She bursts into tears and says she must marry him because he has ruined her reputation.

2. How does Mary Todd characterize the life her sister and brother-in-law have chosen?
(a) She says they live fearful lives, surrounded by fences designed to keep the world at arm's length.
(b) She recognizes their lives are adventurous, with no boundaries.
(c) She calls them reckless and irresponsible because they have invested in too many rental properties.
(d) She says they live in a house with fences, not to keep others out, but to keep themselves from escaping their own narrow lives.

3. What promise does Mary Todd extract from Lincoln before agreeing to marry him?
(a) He promises to take her advice in every situation.
(b) He vows to work day and night to become President for her.
(c) He will submit to a thorough psychiatric evaluation.
(d) He will never again falter or run away from her.

4. Lincoln says he has come to believe something about himself and Mary. What is it?
(a) They are like peanut butter and jelly--good alone, but better together.
(b) Their destinies will take them to Europe to live.
(c) They will never be happy together, no matter how they try.
(d) Their destinies are together, for better or worse.

5. What is the true reason Lincoln wants to end the engagement with Mary Todd?
(a) He knows he is losing his mind and wants to spare her from sharing his pain.
(b) She has taken to wearing spurs and brandishing a whip when they are alone.
(c) He believes she really wants to marry Stephen Douglas.
(d) He hates her ambitions for him and doesn't want to be driven to achieve her goals for the rest of his life.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Josh Speed and Bowling Green think might be the result, if slavery spreads further across the South?

2. What university does Lincoln's oldest son attend?

3. What is Mary Todd's reaction to word of Lincoln's arrival at her home In Act 2, Scene 8?

4. What is it about the Gale family's plans that seems most important to Lincoln?

5. Why does Bowling Green call Lincoln "an artful dodger" in Act 2, Scene 4?

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