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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 striking, refusing to work.
(b) Looking for jobs in other industries.
(c) They are marching, singing "I've been working on the railroad."
(d) Nothing--they can't afford to offend their employers.

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

3. What university does Lincoln's oldest son attend?
(a) Drake.
(b) Stanford.
(c) Harvard.
(d) University of Illinois.

4. 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) Smoking in the parlor.
(b) Scratching under his arm.
(c) Playing the piano with sticky fingers.
(d) Putting his feet on the furniture.

5. What is Lincoln considering as his first act as president?
(a) Freeing the slaves.
(b) Annexing Texas.
(c) Growing a beard.
(d) Abolishing the Supreme Court.

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

7. What song does the band play as Lincoln departs?
(a) "John Brown's Body."
(b) "Happy Days Are Here Again."
(c) "Ave Maria."
(d) "Let It Be."

8. 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.

9. Where does Seth Gale intend to settle his family?
(a) New Mexico.
(b) Oregon.
(c) Nevada.
(d) Texas.

10. What do the red flags mean in the map of states in Lincoln's campaign headquarters?
(a) Red states are experiencing a measles epidemic.
(b) Red states are Communist.
(c) Red states are sure bets for Lincoln.
(d) Red states are undecided.

11. 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) "Mr. Lincoln, you are not my idea of a good man."
(c) "I always knew you would return to me, Abe."
(d) "You should be ashamed of yourself, Mr. Lincoln."

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

13. Seth Gale tells Abe he's feeling "pretty scared" about his son's health. What does Lincoln tell him?
(a) He urges Gale not to be scared, that he is doing a "big thing" and shouldn't let anything beat him down.
(b) He tells Gale that he, too, is scared but he will go West with the Gale family.
(c) He offers to burn some incense and herbs to smoke out the boy's fever.
(d) He agrees Gale should be scared and urges him to turn back.

14. What promise does Mary Todd extract from Lincoln before agreeing to marry him?
(a) He vows to work day and night to become President for her.
(b) He promises to take her advice in every situation.
(c) He will submit to a thorough psychiatric evaluation.
(d) He will never again falter or run away from her.

15. How does Lincoln frequently begin a sentence after his election?
(a) "Funnily enough..."
(b) "Whatever..."
(c) "As I live and breath..."
(d) "If I live..."

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the last line of the play, sung by the crowd?

2. How is the crowd outside receiving voting results?

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

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?

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