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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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) The boy's mother gives him mouth to mouth resuscitation.
(d) Lincoln says a prayer for the boy's recovery.

3. After 18 years of marriage to Lincoln, what is it that Mary Todd is bitter about?
(a) Lincoln chain smokes all over the house.
(b) Lincoln still isn't politically ambitious enough to suit her.
(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 does Mary Todd describe Lincoln's behavior and absence over the previous two years?
(a) Amnesia.
(b) Alcoholism.
(c) A severe illness.
(d) A psychotic break.

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

6. What is it that the visitors to Lincoln's home in Act 3, Scene 10 want to talk about with him?
(a) Taking over the Department of Justice.
(b) Opening a local branch of Macy's.
(c) Shutting down the abolitionist newspaper.
(d) Running for President of the United States.

7. How does Mary Todd describe her part in the break-up of the engagement to Lincoln?
(a) She knows her lack of confidence in his ability made him sad.
(b) She admits her love was based on financial greed.
(c) She agrees her incessant chatter drove Lincoln crazy.
(d) She acknowledges pushing him too hard to fulfill her ambitions.

8. 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.

9. What causes Lincoln to change his mind about his future?
(a) He understands he's not getting any younger or better looking, so it's time to settle down.
(b) After seeing Seth Gale's son, Lincoln realizes how much he wants children.
(c) He fails as a farmer and sees he must return to politics.
(d) After meeting Seth Gale, Lincoln realizes his destiny is in national service, as Mary always said.

10. 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) Textile workers in the North.
(d) Windsurfers in Hawaii.

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

12. Who is Lincoln's main rival for the presidency?
(a) Stephen Douglas.
(b) William Herndon.
(c) Andrew Jackson.
(d) Uriah Heep.

13. What does Lincoln ask Mary Todd in Act 2, Scene 8?
(a) To move west to Oregon with him and Seth Gale.
(b) To be his wife.
(c) To leave town so he and Ninian Edwards can resume their friendship.
(d) To contribute to his campaign.

14. What is the last line of the play, sung by the crowd?
(a) "He stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni."
(b) "Happy days are here again."
(c) "God bless America."
(d) "His soul goes marching on."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How is Lincoln's appearance different from Election Day?

2. What's the first thing one of the guests in Act 3, Scene 10 does after sitting down in the Lincolns' parlor?

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

4. What is the essential element Lincoln's party is seeking in a presidential candidate when they ask him to run?

5. How many candidates are seeking the presidency?

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