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

2. What happens when Seth Gale's boy takes a turn for the worse before the doctor arrives at the end of Act 2, Scene 7?
(a) Lincoln breaks down in tears at the injustice.
(b) Jack Armstrong applies a mustard paste to the boy's chest.
(c) Lincoln says a prayer for the boy's recovery.
(d) The boy's mother gives him mouth to mouth resuscitation.

3. Billy Herndon, Lincoln's law clerk, arrives in Act 2, Scene 6. What is his condition?
(a) He has quit drinking and is sober.
(b) He's debilitated by swamp fever.
(c) He's drunk, as usual.
(d) He's suffering from an early case of swine flu.

4. What is Billy Herndon's attitude toward Mary Todd on the day Lincoln is to be married?
(a) Herndon doesn't like Mary Todd, but he likes her ambitions for Lincoln.
(b) Herndon likes Mary Todd, but feels it will be a mistake for her to goad Lincoln into politics.
(c) He is opposed to the marriage because he's heard bad things about Mary Todd's temper.
(d) He is too drunk to really care, but he makes an insincere toast to the couple's happiness.

5. Douglas accuses Lincoln of having sympathy for slaves but no sympathy for another suffering group of people. Who are they?
(a) Auto workers in Detroit.
(b) Seamstresses on the East Coast.
(c) Windsurfers in Hawaii.
(d) Textile workers in the North.

Short Answer Questions

1. What opinion does Elizabeth Edwards have of Abe Lincoln?

2. How does Mary Todd accept Lincoln's proposal at the end of Act 2, Scene 8?

3. When Lincoln leaves the parlor for a moment, how does one of his visitors in Act 3, Scene 9 describe him?

4. What is the weather, as the Greens sit in their parlor, waiting for Abe to return from Ann Rutledge's home?

5. Why can't Lincoln bring himself to shoot a deer?

(see the answer key)

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