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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Lincoln suspect about Greeley's proposal?
(a) That the real purpose was to reduce the effectiveness of the federal government.
(b) That the real purpose was to work against Lincoln's reelection.
(c) That the real purpose was to enslave the South to Northern economic interests.
(d) That the real purpose was to foster Greeley's ambitions.

2. With whom did Lincoln ultimately replace McClellan?
(a) Halleck.
(b) Hooker.
(c) Grant.
(d) Meade.

3. What was the public sentiment about the Civil War at the beginning?
(a) They thought that it would be a protracted and bloody war.
(b) People thought the South would be beaten quickly.
(c) They thought that France or Spain would take advantage of the war to assert territorial claims in the Americas.
(d) They thought the South would break away quickly.

4. Where did the Union troops suffer a major defeat under General Burnside?
(a) Manassas.
(b) Antietam.
(c) Bull Run.
(d) Fredericksburg.

5. Which states gave Lincoln a ready supply of troops?
(a) Border states.
(b) Free states.
(c) Mid-Atlantic states.
(d) Slave states.

6. How did Lincoln respond when a Democratic Representative opposed him as "King Lincoln"?
(a) Lincoln let him speak.
(b) Lincoln engaged him in debate.
(c) Lincoln had him arrested.
(d) Lincoln brought him to the White House for a dressing down.

7. What turned public opinion in favor of Lincoln?
(a) A string of decisive Union victories.
(b) The praise of Lincoln's opponents.
(c) Lincoln's open letters about his ideas.
(d) Lincoln's determination to honor his promise to liberate the slaves.

8. What tragedy did Lincoln suffer early in the Civil War?
(a) His son died.
(b) His mother died.
(c) His wife died.
(d) His father died.

9. Which Union loss caused Lincoln to exclaim, "What will the country say?"
(a) Chancellorsville.
(b) Fredericksburg.
(c) Bull Run.
(d) Antietam.

10. When does Donald say was the low point for Lincoln's administration?
(a) Mid-1863.
(b) Late 1863.
(c) Early 1863.
(d) Late 1862.

11. What danger did the Confederate troops pose in summer 1864?
(a) Washington, DC was in danger.
(b) They were on the outskirts of New York.
(c) They were reduced to roving bands.
(d) They were at the edge of defeat.

12. What terms did Lincoln offer to the parties Greeley claimed to represent?
(a) Free passage if they averred the integrity of the Union and the abandonment of slavery.
(b) Free passage if they made an oath of loyalty to the Union.
(c) Return of habeas corpus for those who had been dispossessed.
(d) Exemption from reparations for those who gave 10% of their income to ex-slaves.

13. How did Lincoln respond to the controversies surrounding him?
(a) He second-guessed himself constantly.
(b) He became physically haggard.
(c) He entrenched himself with loyal supporters.
(d) He surrounded himself with people who would only give him good news.

14. What effect did Lincoln's response to Greeley have?
(a) It eliminated all prerequisites for rejoining the Union.
(b) It made reparations a consequence of secession.
(c) It made the abolition of slavery a condition of peace.
(d) It alienated Lincoln from his Northern supporters.

15. What was Lincoln's campaign motto for his re-election campaign?
(a) Let the Union be Reunited.
(b) Better not to Switch Horses.
(c) No Union with Slavery.
(d) Bringing it Back Together.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the general in charge of Union troops at the beginning of the Civil War?

2. What was Lincoln waiting for before making the Emancipation Proclamation?

3. What was Lincoln's view of his role in the Civil War?

4. Why were Democrats critical of Lincoln?

5. What changed when Lincoln replaced General Hooker with General Meade?

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