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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was Stephen Logan?
(a) Lincoln's roommate.
(b) Lincoln's colleague.
(c) Lincoln's law partner.
(d) Lincoln's father-in-law.

2. When did the Southern states secede?
(a) As soon as Lincoln was inaugurated.
(b) Immediately after the 1860 election.
(c) Before Lincoln's inauguration.
(d) The day of Lincoln's inauguration.

3. For whose nomination for President did Lincoln campaign?
(a) Polk.
(b) Grant.
(c) Taylor.
(d) Harrison.

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

5. Who was John Todd Stuart?
(a) Lincoln's business partner.
(b) Lincoln's roommate.
(c) Lincoln's first client.
(d) Lincoln's father-in-law.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the President when Lincoln served in the Senate?

2. What happened to Lincoln's career after the 1858 election?

3. About what did Lincoln speak out against as a Representative?

4. When did Lincoln's family move to Illinois?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What part did Lincoln's private life play in the years after he returned to Springfield?

2. What was Lincoln's involvement in the 1848 Presidential election?

3. Describe Lincoln's temperament as a politician.

4. What was Lincoln's relationship with the image his supporters presented of him?

5. Describe the Lincolns' moves.

6. What was the effect of Lincoln's election on national politics?

7. What was Lincoln's early relationship with his father like?

8. Describe Lincoln's retirement from politics.

9. How did Lincoln leave his affairs in Illinois when he went to Washington, DC to start his term in Congress?

10. How were senators chosen in the 1850s?

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