Lincoln Test | Mid-Book 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. What happened to Lincoln's career as he was being considered for President in 1860?

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

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

4. Who was the initial favorite for the nomination for President in the 1860 race?

5. What did Lincoln work on after the 1852 election?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Lincoln's arrival in Springfield and early law practice.

3. Describe the Lincoln-Douglas debates.

4. Describe Lincoln's retirement from politics.

5. Describe the Lincolns' moves.

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

7. What issue was returned Lincoln to politics?

8. Describe the beginnings of the Civil War.

9. When did Lincoln start his family?

10. What did Lincoln do after he lost to Douglas?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lincoln was elected to the Presidency as an honest rail-splitting, hard-working man, but he himself was aloof from the image. In what ways did Lincoln retain his childhood self, and his father's personality, and in what ways did Lincoln diverge from the manual labor of his father's pioneer life? Did Lincoln change cultures, or did he bring pioneer virtues to the White House when they were needed there?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Lincoln's relationship with the military. What was military culture like, and how did it differ from other political bodies Lincoln had worked with? How did the military require a management style that was different from the management style Lincoln had learned in the Republican Party, in Congress, and then in the White House.

Essay Topic 3

How would you characterize Donald's biography of Lincoln? What are Donald's methods of writing the biography of Lincoln, and what are the benefits and risks of that method? How well does Donald succeed in his undertaking? Is the reader left wanting more or deeper treatment of a topic? If so, what topic?

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