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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What are the railroad workers in Illinois doing, according to Douglas, to protest their low wages?
(a) They are marching, singing "I've been working on the railroad."
(b) Looking for jobs in other industries.
(c) They are striking, refusing to work.
(d) Nothing--they can't afford to offend their employers.
2. Lincoln says he has come to believe something about himself and Mary. What is it?
(a) Their destinies are together, for better or worse.
(b) Their destinies will take them to Europe to live.
(c) They will never be happy together, no matter how they try.
(d) They are like peanut butter and jelly--good alone, but better together.
3. What is Lincoln wearing as he arrives for the train to Washington?
(a) A gray, hand-tailored suit.
(b) The kilt of his family's clan.
(c) A plaid shawl over his shoulders.
(d) A straw hat.
4. What is Mary Todd's mood when she finds out--at the last minute--that important men are coming to talk to her husband?
5. When Lincoln leaves the parlor for a moment, how does one of his visitors in Act 3, Scene 9 describe him?
(a) A lawyer as crooked as a dog's hind leg.
(b) A demagogue who could play the ringmaster in a Barnum and Bailey Circus.
(c) One of the smoothest, slickest politicians that ever hoodwinked a yokel mob.
(d) One of the most astute politicians who ever emerged from a backwoods log cabin.
6. What is the fear of those assigned to protect Lincoln on his way to Washington?
(a) His train will be bombed.
(b) Angry Southerners will kill him.
(c) Mary Todd Lincoln will smother him with a pillow.
(d) He will run away to Canada.
7. What has Lincoln been doing since breaking his engagement to Mary Todd?
(a) Studying to become a missionary preacher.
(b) Teaching down in Kentucky and Indiana.
(c) Practicing law and building a fortune.
(d) Just drifting, down around Kentucky and Indiana.
8. 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) Running for President of the United States.
(d) Shutting down the abolitionist newspaper.
9. What is the mood of the crowd surging around Lincoln at the railroad station?
(a) Disapproving and sullen.
(b) Happy and admiring.
(c) Hostile and silent.
(d) There was no crowd, it was pouring rain.
10. What is the last line of the play, sung by the crowd?
(a) "His soul goes marching on."
(b) "He stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni."
(c) "Happy days are here again."
(d) "God bless America."
11. What has Mary Todd been doing while Lincoln entertains his guests?
(a) Hemming a dress.
(b) Throwing a tantrum.
(c) Listening at the door.
(d) Making tea.
12. What song does the band play as Lincoln departs?
(a) "Ave Maria."
(b) "Happy Days Are Here Again."
(c) "John Brown's Body."
(d) "Let It Be."
13. Why does Mary agree to the public humiliation of taking Lincoln back after two years?
(a) The humiliation will be wiped out by "ultimate triumph."
(b) Lincoln promises to make a public declaration of his undying love on the courthouse steps.
(c) She will control Lincoln by using his shame about their broken engagement.
(d) She never worries about what others think of her.
14. What are Mary's first words to Abe when he arrives after a two-year absence?
(a) "I'm glad to see you again, Mr. Lincoln."
(b) "You should be ashamed of yourself, Mr. Lincoln."
(c) "Mr. Lincoln, you are not my idea of a good man."
(d) "I always knew you would return to me, Abe."
15. What university does Lincoln's oldest son attend?
(d) University of Illinois.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Lincoln's main rival for the presidency?
2. What is the dream from ancient times that Lincoln speaks of in his farewell?
3. What institution does Douglas use to bolster his argument that negroes are not equal under the Constitution?
4. 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?
5. What is Mary Todd Lincoln's response to her husband's suggestion that she go home?
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