This Fiery Trial: The Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln Multiple Choice Test Questions

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1. What kind of education did Lincoln mostly rely on according to the "Preface"?
(a) Self education.
(b) High school.
(c) Some college.
(d) Post graduate studies.

2. What skills attracted historians to Lincoln?
(a) His rhetoric skills.
(b) His penmanship.
(c) His negotiating skills.
(d) His military skills.

3. When was the sketch in the "Prologue" written?
(a) 1857.
(b) 1859.
(c) 1860.
(d) 1858.

4. When was Lincoln born?
(a) 1801.
(b) 1812.
(c) 1809.
(d) 1810.

5. At what age did Lincoln stop working on the family farm?
(a) 15.
(b) 23.
(c) 21.
(d) 18.

6. When was Lincoln first elected to Congress?
(a) 1842.
(b) 1846.
(c) 1845.
(d) 1850.

7. When was "I am Young and Unknown" written?
(a) 1829.
(b) 1832.
(c) 1834.
(d) 1833.

8. Why did Lincoln write "I am Young and Unknown"?
(a) To test his rhetoric.
(b) To see if people liked his political agenda.
(c) To discuss the politics of an opponent.
(d) To introduce himself during his first run for office.

9. When was Lincoln elected in the state legislature according to "I Shall Be Governed By Their Will"?
(a) 1834.
(b) 1835.
(c) 1837.
(d) 1836.

10. When was "I Shall Be Governed By Their Will" written?
(a) 1836.
(b) 1834.
(c) 1835.
(d) 1837.

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