Lincoln 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. Lincoln is fatalistic about being shot but worries even more about __________________.

2. What disease is McClellan purported to have?

3. David Herold is told to watch for Lincoln's movements and _____________________.

4. Which of the following does NOT apply to General Grant?

5. As what does Mrs. Lincoln justify her overspending?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Lincoln view Mrs. Lincoln's impact on his presidency at this point regarding the article scandal and her overspending?

2. Why does Sprague get involved in getting cotton past blockades and into New England?

3. What name is the Republican party known as at the Baltimore convention and what are Lincoln's views of the convention?

4. How is Mrs. Lincoln hurt in an assassination attempt in Chapter 12?

5. What honor does Grant receive in the midst of talk about his presidential aspirations?

6. Why do the rebel spies think that Herold has succeeded in poisoning Lincoln at the time he delivers the Gettysburg Address?

7. What are the circumstances of David Herold meeting John Wilkes Booth?

8. On what day does Part 2 begin and what are the two major issues facing Lincoln and his cabinet members?

9. What role does the paranormal play in the lives of the Lincolns?

10. What is Lincoln's final stance regarding the Wikoff incident?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of David Herold. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him at this point in his life?

Essay Topic 2

Vidal is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphor, and irony. Briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the role of men in the 1860s when the men in the story are living through wartime. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? What freedoms did they have that 21st century men do not?

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