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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Lincoln's number one priority in the war according to "I Would Save the Union"?
(a) Saving the Union.
(b) Maintaining his legacy.
(c) Freeing the slaves.
(d) Humiliating Jefferson Davis.

2. What military objective did Lincoln remind the recipient of "I Am Not Watching You with an Evil-Eye" was vital to the war effort?
(a) East Florida.
(b) East Tennessee.
(c) East Maine.
(d) East Mississippi.

3. What did Lincoln tell Hooker not to do in "There is No Eligible Route for Us into Richmond"?
(a) Take Richmond.
(b) Rest his troops.
(c) Attack Lee's army.
(d) Pursue Lee's army.

4. What state did Lincoln praise for abolishing slavery?
(a) Louisiana.
(b) Maryland.
(c) Florida.
(d) North Carolina.

5. When was "Give Me a Tangible Nucleus" written?
(a) November 1863.
(b) January 1864.
(c) October 1863.
(d) December 1863.

6. Who does Lincoln congratulate in "You Were Right, and I Was Wrong"?
(a) General McClellan.
(b) General Sherman.
(c) General Grant.
(d) General Marshall.

7. Why did Lincoln thank the recipient of "Not Best to Swap Horses When Crossing Streams" for?
(a) Backing him about the war.
(b) Backing his war spending bill effort.
(c) Backing him for the nomination of the Republican Party.
(d) Backing his favorite candidate to his old congressional seat.

8. What was the Wade-Davis bill about?
(a) Exceptions in the Emencipation Proclamation.
(b) War fonding.
(c) Forgiveness for war profiteers.
(d) Reconstruction.

9. What were the Unionists calling the army to go easy on according to "Leaving Any Available Card Unplayed"?
(a) Confederate forces in South Carolina.
(b) Confederate forces in Arkansas.
(c) Confederate forces in Georgia.
(d) Confederate forces in Louisiana.

10. Who would employ the strategy Lincoln described in "Making Our Advantage an Over-match for His" in 1864?
(a) General Hooker.
(b) General McClellan.
(c) General Sherman.
(d) General Grant.

11. What type of political opponent did Lincoln pursue during the war according to "Indispensable to the Public Safety"?
(a) Reform opponents.
(b) Social opponents.
(c) War opponents.
(d) Financial opponents.

12. Who did Lincoln send "Hold On With a Bull-dog Grip" to?
(a) General Hooker.
(b) General McClellan.
(c) General Sherman.
(d) General Grant.

13. What did Lincoln feel about the new commander of the Union Armies?
(a) He had complete confidence in him.
(b) He could not trust his judgement.
(c) He gives him the benefit of the doubt.
(d) He was nominated to please Congress.

14. What was in the works by August of 1862 according to the editor?
(a) The new Declaration of Independence.
(b) Lincoln's autobiography.
(c) Lincoln's change in policy.
(d) The Emancipation Proclamation.

15. What was one of Lincoln key objectives in the war according to "Making Our Advantage an Over-match for His"?
(a) East Tennessee.
(b) North Tennessee.
(c) South Tennessee.
(d) West Tennessee.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was "The Heaviest Blow Yet Dealt to the Rebellion" intended for?

2. How was Hooker's character according to "I Will Risk the Dictatorship"?

3. What was General Hooker appointed as at the time of "I Will Risk the Dictatorship"?

4. What was excluded from the Emancipation Proclamation according to "Give Up All Footing Upon Constitution or Law"?

5. Who was "I Am Distressed Immeasurably" intended for?

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