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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. At the end of Scene 2, Act 8, what is Lincoln's response to Mary's actions?
(a) Repulsed by her embrace, he backs away and again changes his mind.
(b) He responds awkwardly, embracing her loosely while staring down at the carpet.
(c) He is as enthusiastic as she is and dances a little jig.
(d) He stands stiffly and dreams of moving to Oregon with Seth Gale.

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

4. 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."

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

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

7. Why has Lincoln come to see Mary Todd in Act 2, Scene 8?
(a) He has come to give word of his engagement to another woman.
(b) He has come to apologize for breaking their engagement.
(c) He has hopes she will revive his political career.
(d) He has come for dinner, at the invitation of her brother-in-law.

8. What does Jack Armstrong tell Seth Gale about Lincoln while they wait for Lincoln's arrival in Act 2, Scene 7?
(a) Lincoln has "come up in town and thinks too much of himself."
(b) Lincoln "ain't the same since he married Mary Todd."
(c) Lincoln "is his same comical old self."
(d) Lincoln has "slipped down and ain't much like his comical self."

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

10. What is Lincoln wearing as he arrives for the train to Washington?
(a) A plaid shawl over his shoulders.
(b) The kilt of his family's clan.
(c) A straw hat.
(d) A gray, hand-tailored suit.

11. At the beginning of Act 3, Scene 10, Lincoln is sitting in his parlor with his sons. How many did he have?
(a) Seven.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

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

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

14. 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 undecided.
(c) Red states are sure bets for Lincoln.
(d) Red states are Communist.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Seth Gale tells Abe he's feeling "pretty scared" about his son's health. What does Lincoln tell him?

2. What does Lincoln ask Mary Todd in Act 2, Scene 8?

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

4. What promise does Mary Todd extract from Lincoln before agreeing to marry him?

5. What are Lincoln's visitors really looking for in their candidate for President?

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