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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Lincoln doing as he waits for the voting results?
(a) Bouncing a tennis ball.
(b) Pacing nervously.
(c) Reading newspapers.
(d) Writing his memoirs.

2. 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) Flinging words like David flung stones.
(c) Tossing verbal lightning bolts with lethal force.
(d) Aiming verbal volleys with the accuracy of a sharpshooter.

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

4. What does Seth Gale suggest might happen if slavery spreads West to new states and territories?
(a) He thinks the Mexicans will attack if slavery spreads.
(b) He says settlers will be satisfied, regardless of the state of slavery.
(c) He predicts settlers will raise an army and declare war.
(d) He says settlers might form another country or move to Canada.

5. How is Lincoln's appearance different from Election Day?
(a) He has shaved his head.
(b) He is walking with a cane.
(c) He has a beard.
(d) There is a patch over one eye.

6. Asked how he'll feel if he loses, how does Lincoln predict he will feel?
(a) Afraid to face Mary.
(b) As flustered as a toad in hot water.
(c) The greatest sense of relief.
(d) Crushed beyond belief.

7. What's the first thing one of the guests in Act 3, Scene 10 does after sitting down in the Lincolns' parlor?
(a) Congratulates Lincoln on the beauty of the house.
(b) Spills tea on the sofa.
(c) Asks permission to smoke a cigar.
(d) Offers Lincoln a job running his company.

8. What is Mary Todd's reaction to word of Lincoln's arrival at her home In Act 2, Scene 8?
(a) She is shocked because she is now married to someone else.
(b) She is startled, but agrees to see him.
(c) She is surprised; tears pour down her cheeks.
(d) She is enraged and slams the door.

9. How does Lincoln conclude his prayer for the health of Jimmy Gale?
(a) "Grant this boy the breath to live long enough to bury his father."
(b) "Give us the strength to bear the death of this young boy."
(c) "Grant us the will to fight for the vitality of our nation."
(d) "Give us all strength, oh God, to do the work that is before us."

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

11. What is the fear of those assigned to protect Lincoln on his way to Washington?
(a) He will run away to Canada.
(b) His train will be bombed.
(c) Angry Southerners will kill him.
(d) Mary Todd Lincoln will smother him with a pillow.

12. 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) The boy's mother gives him mouth to mouth resuscitation.
(b) Lincoln breaks down in tears at the injustice.
(c) Jack Armstrong applies a mustard paste to the boy's chest.
(d) Lincoln says a prayer for the boy's recovery.

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

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

15. 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) Four.
(d) Three.

Short Answer Questions

1. What distinction does Lincoln draw between the slaves and downtrodden workers in the North?

2. What is Lincoln considering as his first act as president?

3. How does Mary Todd describe Lincoln's behavior and absence over the previous two years?

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

5. Lincoln says he has come to believe something about himself and Mary. What is it?

(see the answer keys)

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