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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. To which of Shakespeare's characters does Douglas compare Lincoln?
(a) Brutus.
(b) Macbeth.
(c) Hamlet.
(d) Romeo.

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

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

5. What is the name of President-elect Lincoln's bodyguard?
(a) Gilooly.
(b) Hodgson.
(c) Kavanagh.
(d) O'Reilly.

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

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

8. Who, in Lincoln's headquarters, is the most anxious about the voting returns?
(a) Ninian Edwards.
(b) Mary Todd Lincoln.
(c) Josh Speed.
(d) Robert Lincoln.

9. Who is fetching water for Seth Gale's sick son in Act 2, Scene 7?
(a) The Gale family slave, Gobey.
(b) Gobey, a runaway slave.
(c) Gobey, a free negro who works for the family.
(d) Seth Gale's good friend, Gobey.

10. 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.

11. What distinction does Lincoln draw between the slaves and downtrodden workers in the North?
(a) The workers live with harsh winters, the slaves do not.
(b) The slaves can run away, the workers cannot.
(c) Slaves live on plantations, workers live in cities.
(d) The workers have the right to strike, slaves do not.

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

13. 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 hope that every child will be born with a silver spoon for safe-keeping.
(c) A dream that every home will have a chicken in every pot.
(d) Mankind's dream of shaking off chains and finding freedom in the brotherhood of life.

14. What has Lincoln been doing since breaking his engagement to Mary Todd?
(a) Just drifting, down around Kentucky and Indiana.
(b) Studying to become a missionary preacher.
(c) Teaching down in Kentucky and Indiana.
(d) Practicing law and building a fortune.

15. 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) Putting his feet on the furniture.
(c) Scratching under his arm.
(d) Playing the piano with sticky fingers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lincoln do with his notes before he begins speaking in the debate with Douglas?

2. How many candidates are seeking the presidency?

3. In Act 2, Scene 7, what is the fear Seth Gale has about traveling with Gobey?

4. How does the playwright describe the appearance of Stephen Douglas as he takes the stage to debate Lincoln?

5. What song does the band play as Lincoln departs?

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