Lincoln Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 21.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Describe Lincoln's relationship with his stepmother.
(a) Distrustful.
(b) Contentious.
(c) Harmonious.
(d) Invidious.

2. What did Lincoln tell his friends after he was elected President in 1860?
(a) He was afraid that he might not be up to the job.
(b) He was determined to stamp out slavery.
(c) He was anxious to start the Civil War.
(d) He was ready to take things in hand.

3. What was Lincoln waiting for before making the Emancipation Proclamation?
(a) A Union victory.
(b) Southern surrender.
(c) Slave revolts.
(d) Desperation in the South.

4. What industry did Lincoln begin to represent in court after he returned to Illinois?
(a) Cattlemen.
(b) Farmers.
(c) Railroad.
(d) Exporters.

5. Whom did Lincoln begin to fight with as he reached adolescence?
(a) His step-mother.
(b) His father.
(c) His brothers.
(d) His mother.

Short Answer Questions

1. Describe the relationship between Lincoln's wife and his business partner.

2. What danger did the Confederate troops pose in summer 1864?

3. Who was William Herndon?

4. For whose nomination for President did Lincoln campaign?

5. Whom did Lincoln support in the 1852 Presidential campaign?

(see the answer key)

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