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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Lincoln says he has come to believe something about himself and Mary. What is it?
(a) They are like peanut butter and jelly--good alone, but better together.
(b) They will never be happy together, no matter how they try.
(c) Their destinies will take them to Europe to live.
(d) Their destinies are together, for better or worse.

2. In the debate, Lincoln accuses Douglas of pandering to both sides of the slavery issue. What does he mean?
(a) Offering a trip to China to see the giant Pandas if a compromise is reached.
(b) Breathing heavily whenever the issue becomes heated.
(c) Refusing to take a stand either for or against slavery.
(d) Telling the South he's for slavery and the North that it shouldn't be allowed to spread.

3. After 18 years of marriage to Lincoln, what is it that Mary Todd is bitter about?
(a) Lincoln still isn't politically ambitious enough to suit her.
(b) Lincoln chain smokes all over the house.
(c) Lincoln habitually puts his muddy boots on expensive furnishings.
(d) Lincoln spends too much time reading and not enough attention to her.

4. How is the crowd outside receiving voting results?
(a) By images flashed by a magic lantern outside the State House.
(b) Through their Twitter accounts.
(c) A crier shouts the results from the roof of the State House.
(d) Announcements are made by loudspeaker.

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

6. What is the dream from ancient times that Lincoln speaks of in his farewell?
(a) A dream that every home will have a chicken in every pot.
(b) Mankind's dream of shaking off chains and finding freedom in the brotherhood of life.
(c) The dream of stepping foot on the moon.
(d) A hope that every child will be born with a silver spoon for safe-keeping.

7. 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 slaves can run away, the workers cannot.
(c) The workers live with harsh winters, the slaves do not.
(d) The workers have the right to strike, slaves do not.

8. In the debate, Douglas says Lincoln appears innocent but is very good at doing something dangerous with his words. What is it?
(a) Tossing verbal lightning bolts with lethal force.
(b) Aiming verbal volleys with the accuracy of a sharpshooter.
(c) Inserting daggers between an opponent's ribs.
(d) Flinging words like David flung stones.

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

10. What is the sentence that Lincoln tells his farewell crowd is true and appropriate for all times and occasions?
(a) "And this, too, shall pass away."
(b) "One step for man, a giant step for mankind."
(c) "What's good for the goose is good for the gander."
(d) "This is the day the Lord has made."

11. How many candidates are seeking the presidency?
(a) Four.
(b) Five.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

12. What does Lincoln do with his notes before he begins speaking in the debate with Douglas?
(a) Puts them in his hat.
(b) Rips them to pieces.
(c) Sticks them under his chair.
(d) Puts them on the podium.

13. 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) Textile workers in the North.
(c) Auto workers in Detroit.
(d) Windsurfers in Hawaii.

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

15. How does Lincoln describe Douglas' verbal skills?
(a) He juggles bullets.
(b) He uses smoke and mirrors.
(c) He slings arrows like Zeus.
(d) He keeps 10 daggers flashing in the air.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. At the end of Scene 2, Act 8, what is Lincoln's response to Mary's actions?

3. What has Mary Todd been doing while Lincoln entertains his guests?

4. What is it about the Gale family's plans that seems most important to Lincoln?

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

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