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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. Why does Lincoln return to New Salem in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) The Greens have asked him to mediate in their divorce.
(b) Seth Gale summoned him with a letter.
(c) Ann Rutledge is sick.
(d) He has been kicked out of Springfiled for being drunk in public.

2. Who admits being the one who suggested recruiting Lincoln to run for office?
(a) Josh Speed.
(b) Seth Gale.
(c) Ann Rutledge.
(d) Jack Armstrong.

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

4. What is the setting of the first scene of Abe Lincoln in Illinois?
(a) A tavern in Springfield.
(b) A cabin near New Salem, Illionois, which belongs to Lincoln's teacher.
(c) A riverboat on the mighty Mississippi.
(d) A log cabin in the woods of Missouri.

5. What are the railroad workers in Illinois doing, according to Douglas, to protest their low wages?
(a) Looking for jobs in other industries.
(b) They are marching, singing "I've been working on the railroad."
(c) They are striking, refusing to work.
(d) Nothing--they can't afford to offend their employers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lincoln do at the end of Act 2, Scene 6?

2. Why is Ann's death such a setback to Lincoln?

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

4. Who is Billy Herndon?

5. What is Lincoln's initial response to the idea of running for office?

(see the answer key)

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