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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. After 18 years of marriage to Lincoln, what is it that Mary Todd is bitter about?
(a) Lincoln habitually puts his muddy boots on expensive furnishings.
(b) Lincoln spends too much time reading and not enough attention to her.
(c) Lincoln chain smokes all over the house.
(d) Lincoln still isn't politically ambitious enough to suit her.

3. 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 predicts settlers will raise an army and declare war.
(c) He says settlers might form another country or move to Canada.
(d) He says settlers will be satisfied, regardless of the state of slavery.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What's the first thing one of the guests in Act 3, Scene 10 does after sitting down in the Lincolns' parlor?

2. At the beginning of Act 3, Scene 10, Lincoln is sitting in his parlor with his sons. How many did he have?

3. When Lincoln leaves the parlor for a moment, how does one of his visitors in Act 3, Scene 9 describe him?

4. What institution does Douglas use to bolster his argument that negroes are not equal under the Constitution?

5. What are the railroad workers in Illinois doing, according to Douglas, to protest their low wages?

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