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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What plans are afoot in South Carolina in case of a Lincoln victory?
(a) Emancipation of slaves in the state.
(b) Secession from the Union.
(c) A Republican victory celebration with fireworks.
(d) A 10,000-man march on Washington.

2. What is Mary Todd's mood when she finds out--at the last minute--that important men are coming to talk to her husband?
(a) Furious.
(b) Irritated.
(c) Mournful.
(d) Gleeful.

3. 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) Smoking in the parlor.
(d) Scratching under his arm.

4. How does Lincoln conclude his prayer for the health of Jimmy Gale?
(a) "Give us the strength to bear the death of this young boy."
(b) "Grant this boy the breath to live long enough to bury his father."
(c) "Grant us the will to fight for the vitality of our nation."
(d) "Give us all strength, oh God, to do the work that is before us."

5. What are the issues on Lincoln's mind as he addresses the crowd?
(a) His wife's mental health.
(b) A strike by factory workers in New Jersey.
(c) The break-up of the Union because 11 states have promised to secede.
(d) The cost of maintaining the railroads.

6. How many states are there on Election Day, 1860?
(a) 13.
(b) 12.
(c) 27.
(d) 33.

7. Who is the moderator of the debate between Lincoln and Douglas?
(a) Whoopi Goldberg.
(b) Elizabeth Edwards.
(c) Ninian Edwards.
(d) Bowling Green.

8. What legal case established that slaves should be considered property?
(a) Marbury v. Madison.
(b) The Slaughterhouse Cases.
(c) Brown v. Board of Education.
(d) Dred Scott v. Sandford.

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

10. When Lincoln leaves the parlor for a moment, how does one of his visitors in Act 3, Scene 9 describe him?
(a) One of the smoothest, slickest politicians that ever hoodwinked a yokel mob.
(b) A lawyer as crooked as a dog's hind leg.
(c) One of the most astute politicians who ever emerged from a backwoods log cabin.
(d) A demagogue who could play the ringmaster in a Barnum and Bailey Circus.

11. What is the essential element Lincoln's party is seeking in a presidential candidate when they ask him to run?
(a) A willingness to raise taxes.
(b) An anti-slavery attitude.
(c) The ability to get elected.
(d) A strong military policy.

12. How old is Lincoln as he leaves Illinois for the White House?
(a) 52.
(b) 71.
(c) 65.
(d) 47.

13. 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.

14. What has Mary Todd been doing while Lincoln entertains his guests?
(a) Hemming a dress.
(b) Listening at the door.
(c) Throwing a tantrum.
(d) Making tea.

15. What distinction does Lincoln draw between the slaves and downtrodden workers in the North?
(a) The slaves can run away, the workers cannot.
(b) The workers have the right to strike, slaves do not.
(c) The workers live with harsh winters, the slaves do not.
(d) Slaves live on plantations, workers live in cities.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Mary Todd describe Lincoln's behavior and absence over the previous two years?

2. What has Lincoln been doing since breaking his engagement to Mary Todd?

3. At the beginning of Act 3, Scene 10, Lincoln is sitting in his parlor with his sons. How many did he have?

4. How does Lincoln describe Douglas' verbal skills?

5. What causes Lincoln to change his mind about his future?

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