Lincoln Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 3-4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did Lincoln's family move to Illinois?
(a) 1809.
(b) 1803.
(c) 1811.
(d) 1830.

2. Who was William Herndon?
(a) An old suitor of Lincoln's wife.
(b) The shopkeeper in whose care Lincoln left his household belongings.
(c) The lawyer with whom Lincoln left his law firm.
(d) Lincoln's father-in-law.

3. Describe Lincoln's schooling.
(a) He was not schooled much because he had to work with the family.
(b) He studied a little but never distinguished himself.
(c) He was schooled at home by his parents.
(d) He was the first child sent away to school.

4. How does Donald describe the effect of Lincoln's loss of his mother?
(a) It made Lincoln protective of his family.
(b) It made Lincoln depressed and moody.
(c) It made Lincoln staunch in his views.
(d) It made Lincoln territorial and angry.

5. What does Donald say Lincoln was ruled by in his early career?
(a) Reason.
(b) Passions.
(c) Sentiment.
(d) Religiousness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Lincoln know about his grandmother?

2. What did Lincoln believe he inherited from his grandmother?

3. Describe Lincoln's military career.

4. Where did Lincoln's law clients come from?

5. Where did Lincoln's father start out before he moved to Illinois?

(see the answer key)

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