Abe Lincoln in Illinois Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 3, Scene 12.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Lincoln doing as he waits for the voting results?
(a) Reading newspapers.
(b) Bouncing a tennis ball.
(c) Pacing nervously.
(d) Writing his memoirs.

2. What institution does Douglas use to bolster his argument that negroes are not equal under the Constitution?
(a) The American Civil Liberties Union.
(b) The National Rifle Association.
(c) The Supreme Court.
(d) The Catholic Church.

3. What does Seth Gale's wife want for her sick son, besides the help of a doctor?
(a) A minister to drive the evil spirits from his soul.
(b) A bathtub full of cool water to calm his fever.
(c) A minister to say a prayer.
(d) A college scholarship so he won't have to live on the prairie.

4. What last ditch effort does Mary Todd's sister make to prevent a proposal from Lincoln toward the end of Act 2, Scene 5?
(a) She produces a fan and uses it to flirt with Lincoln, to show he wouldn't be a faithful husband.
(b) She begs Mary to put the children to bed.
(c) She begins yelling at her sister, causing Ninian to slap her and drag her from the room.
(d) She spills a pot of hot tea on Lincoln's lap.

5. What happens to Ann Rutledge?
(a) Bitten by a mosquito, she is paralzyed and left speechless.
(b) She dies of a brain sickness.
(c) She meets a wealthy man, marries him and moves West.
(d) She runs away to Chicago to attend law school.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the playwright describe the appearance of Stephen Douglas as he takes the stage to debate Lincoln?

2. In Scene 2, Act 4, Lincoln receives a letter from his old friend, Seth Gale. What is Gale worrying about?

3. Lincoln and Mary Todd are getting married, yet he seems to be in despair. Why?

4. What is the fear of those assigned to protect Lincoln on his way to Washington?

5. What does Mary Todd's sister predict if she marries Lincoln?

(see the answer key)

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