Chasing Lincoln's Killer Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What signal did Captain Samuel Cox tell David Herold and John Wilkes Booth that someone they could trust would use as they approached the forest hiding place?
(a) A two-note-whistle.
(b) A three-note whistle.
(c) A five-note whistle.
(d) The hoot of an owl.

2. At what time did Abraham Lincoln die on April 15, 1865?
(a) 7:22 a.m.
(b) 8:22 p.m.
(c) 1:22 p.m.
(d) 9:22 p.m.

3. Whose house did George Atzerodt visit for a midday meal late on Easter morning?
(a) John Surratt.
(b) Captain Samuel Cox.
(c) Hezekiah Metz.
(d) Dr. Samuel Mudd.

4. When the authorities searched John Wilkes Booth's room and found a letter explaining the assassination plot, what name was signed at the bottom of the letter?
(a) Sal.
(b) Sartre.
(c) Sam.
(d) John.

5. What was John Wilkes Booth wearing when he went into hiding in the pine forest?
(a) The equivalent of a modern-day business suit.
(b) A pair of pajamas.
(c) A nightshirt.
(d) A tuxedo.

6. What time of day did Thomas Jones think would be the best time for John Wilkes Booth and David Herold to cross the river and escape into the next state?
(a) A little before sunrise.
(b) High noon.
(c) The middle of the night.
(d) A little before sunset.

7. What state did John Wilkes Booth and David Herold hope to escape into by crossing a major river, since that state's population was full of Confederate sympathizers?
(a) Virginia.
(b) Maryland.
(c) Delaware.
(d) Pennsylvania.

8. When Thomas Jones brought newspapers to the assassins' hideout in the forest, what about the newspapers' reports on his shooting of Abraham Lincoln surprised John Wilkes Booth?
(a) They celebrated the assassination.
(b) They were outdated by more than a week, so they did not mention the assassination at all.
(c) They condemned the assassination.
(d) The newspapers had printed the article about the assassination plot that he had sent to them.

9. How many miles away was the shore of Virginia from the place that John Wilkes Booth and David Herold put the boat into the water?
(a) 5.
(b) 2.
(c) 3.
(d) 1.

10. Where were citizens permitted to view Abraham Lincoln's open casket?
(a) Under the great dome inside the Capitol Building.
(b) In the courtyard of the Executive Mansion.
(c) In the Oval Office of the Executive Mansion.
(d) In the Petersen Boarding House.

11. What story did John Wilkes Booth tell Richard H. Garrett about his predicament?
(a) He claimed that he had fallen out of a tree and had broken his leg.
(b) He claimed that he had been wounded in battle and was being chased by the Union cavalry.
(c) He claimed that he had been injured while chasing Abraham Lincoln's assassins.
(d) He claimed that George Atzerodt was his brother and that he was wanted for disloyalty to the Union.

12. Who was sent to fetch Thomas Jones in hopes that he would help John Wilkes Booth and David Herold in their next escape step?
(a) Captain Samuel Cox's son.
(b) Captain Samuel Cox's wife.
(c) Captain Samuel Cox's sister.
(d) Captain Samuel Cox's uncle.

13. For what crime had Thomas Jones been jailed for months prior to getting out in April of 1865?
(a) Insubordination to an officer.
(b) Disloyalty to the Union.
(c) Counterfeiting.
(d) Public intoxication.

14. What set of items did Dr. Samuel Mudd make for John Wilkes Booth before he sent him away from the Mudd Farm?
(a) A pair of spurs.
(b) A pair of crutches.
(c) A pair of suspenders.
(d) A pair of six-shooters.

15. What did John Wilkes Booth and George Atzerodt do when their Confederate soldier friends said the Union cavalry was approaching the Garretts' farm?
(a) They stood on the porch with their guns raised.
(b) They hid in the attic of the farmhouse.
(c) They ran into the woods behind the farm and hid.
(d) They took John Garrett hostage.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did John Wilkes Booth and David Herold go once they secured a wagon, a team of horses, and a driver?

2. What is the name of the river that Thomas Jones was tasked with getting John Wilkes Booth and David Herold safely across?

3. When John Wilkes Booth first met Thomas Jones, what did John Wilkes Booth say about his own possible capture?

4. What happened to the Ford Theater as a result of its purported association with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln?

5. How did John Wilkes Booth describe his own hands with his last words?

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