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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. When was Lincoln politically adrift in "Where I Now Stand"?
(a) 1856.
(b) 1857.
(c) 1855.
(d) 1854.

2. What order did John Fremont give according to "To Conform to the Act of Congress"?
(a) To free slaves of captured soldiers.
(b) To free slaves of plantation owners.
(c) To free slaves in three cities.
(d) To free slaves of disloyal residents.

3. Who made the charge Lincoln answered to in "I am Not a Member of Any Church" ?
(a) The Supreme Court.
(b) A political opponent.
(c) One of his constituents.
(d) A prominent Preacher.

4. What is the topic of "Founded on Both Injustice and Bad Policy"?
(a) Constituional amendments.
(b) Democracy.
(c) Slavery.
(d) Military power over the civilians.

5. When was "Can We Not Come Together, for the Future" written?
(a) 1856.
(b) 1852.
(c) 1857.
(d) 1853.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Lincoln refuse to do according to "It is the End of Us"?

2. What is the topic of "More Painful Than Pleasant"?

3. When did Mary Todd and Lincoln reconcile?

4. What was Lincoln slow to recognize the true gravity of in "There is No Cause for Such Fears"?

5. At what age did Lincoln stop working on the family farm?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the autobiographical sketch of Lincoln provide based on the "Prologue"?

2. What did Lincoln chastise General David Hunter for?

3. What does Lincoln contrast the "mud-sill" theory with?

4. What did Lincoln stress in his inaugural address?

5. What will tear the Union asunder according to Lincoln's address to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield?

6. What policies does Lincoln advocate in his letter to the editor of the Sangamo Journal in 1836?

7. How does Lincoln portray himself in his last speech prior to the 1858 election?

8. Who was Grace Bedell and what did she suggest to Lincoln?

9. What act was drawn in 1854 that brought Lincoln out of a five year political retirement?

10. What was Lincoln slow to recognize?

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