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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What distinction does Lincoln draw between the slaves and downtrodden workers in the North?
(a) Slaves live on plantations, workers live in cities.
(b) The workers live with harsh winters, the slaves do not.
(c) The workers have the right to strike, slaves do not.
(d) The slaves can run away, the workers cannot.
2. What does Lincoln ask Mary Todd in Act 2, Scene 8?
(a) To be his wife.
(b) To move west to Oregon with him and Seth Gale.
(c) To contribute to his campaign.
(d) To leave town so he and Ninian Edwards can resume their friendship.
3. What are Mary's first words to Abe when he arrives after a two-year absence?
(a) "Mr. Lincoln, you are not my idea of a good man."
(b) "You should be ashamed of yourself, Mr. Lincoln."
(c) "I'm glad to see you again, Mr. Lincoln."
(d) "I always knew you would return to me, Abe."
4. What's the first thing one of the guests in Act 3, Scene 10 does after sitting down in the Lincolns' parlor?
(a) Congratulates Lincoln on the beauty of the house.
(b) Asks permission to smoke a cigar.
(c) Spills tea on the sofa.
(d) Offers Lincoln a job running his company.
5. How does Lincoln conclude his prayer for the health of Jimmy Gale?
(a) "Grant this boy the breath to live long enough to bury his father."
(b) "Grant us the will to fight for the vitality of our nation."
(c) "Give us all strength, oh God, to do the work that is before us."
(d) "Give us the strength to bear the death of this young boy."
6. When Lincoln leaves the parlor for a moment, how does one of his visitors in Act 3, Scene 9 describe him?
(a) A demagogue who could play the ringmaster in a Barnum and Bailey Circus.
(b) One of the most astute politicians who ever emerged from a backwoods log cabin.
(c) A lawyer as crooked as a dog's hind leg.
(d) One of the smoothest, slickest politicians that ever hoodwinked a yokel mob.
7. How is the crowd outside receiving voting results?
(a) Through their Twitter accounts.
(b) Announcements are made by loudspeaker.
(c) A crier shouts the results from the roof of the State House.
(d) By images flashed by a magic lantern outside the State House.
8. Who is Lincoln's main rival for the presidency?
(a) Uriah Heep.
(b) William Herndon.
(c) Stephen Douglas.
(d) Andrew Jackson.
9. What do the red flags mean in the map of states in Lincoln's campaign headquarters?
(a) Red states are sure bets for Lincoln.
(b) Red states are undecided.
(c) Red states are experiencing a measles epidemic.
(d) Red states are Communist.
10. How does Mary Todd describe Lincoln's behavior and absence over the previous two years?
(b) A psychotic break.
(c) A severe illness.
11. Mary Todd enters Act 2, Scene 10 while Lincoln is talking with his sons and objects to something the oldest son is doing. What is it?
(a) Putting his feet on the furniture.
(b) Playing the piano with sticky fingers.
(c) Scratching under his arm.
(d) Smoking in the parlor.
12. What is the name of President-elect Lincoln's bodyguard?
13. What university does Lincoln's oldest son attend?
(a) University of Illinois.
14. What is the fear of those assigned to protect Lincoln on his way to Washington?
(a) His train will be bombed.
(b) Mary Todd Lincoln will smother him with a pillow.
(c) He will run away to Canada.
(d) Angry Southerners will kill him.
15. What legal case established that slaves should be considered property?
(a) Brown v. Board of Education.
(b) Marbury v. Madison.
(c) Dred Scott v. Sandford.
(d) The Slaughterhouse Cases.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the dream from ancient times that Lincoln speaks of in his farewell?
2. What is the sentence that Lincoln tells his farewell crowd is true and appropriate for all times and occasions?
3. What is Lincoln doing as he waits for the voting results?
4. Who is fetching water for Seth Gale's sick son in Act 2, Scene 7?
5. At the beginning of Act 3, Scene 10, Lincoln is sitting in his parlor with his sons. How many did he have?
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