Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The speech claims that all men are created __________.

2. Which of the following does not describe the Gettysburg Address?

3. Who may have made the most accurate claim as to where Lincoln stood?

4. Which of these does not fit into Lincoln's list of things that cannot be done to the battlefield?

5. When was the Hay text discovered?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Tilberg convinced his assessment of Lincoln's position was correct? Were there other options?

2. Who is credited with making the most logical choice for the location of Lincoln's address? What is the main element of proof?

3. Wills makes it a point to compare what theme in both speeches by Lincoln and Pericles?

4. What is the purpose of Wills marking out the parts of Pericles' speech?

5. Which version of the speech is the most popular? Why?

6. How was Lincoln known for handling disputes in court?

7. What does Tilberg use as his main point regarding the location?

8. Why was it not possible to consecrate the ground?

9. What was the proposition made by the Founding Fathers?

10. How many parts are contained in Everett's speech and what is the significance of the number?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lincoln's friend, William Herndon, was very specific about Lincoln's use of language in both writing and speech. Recount William Herndon's lengthy list of observations. Do you think Herndon was correct in his assessment? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Mary Todd Lincoln was known to consult the psychic on a regular basis. What was the purpose of the consultation? Do you believe that the consultation was valid or frivolous? Were the consultations successful? How did society feel about psychics at the time?

Essay Topic 3

Define, compare and contrast Epainesis and Parainesis; Paramythetikon and Protreptikon. Explain why each is crucial to the formulation of an oratory.

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