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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. What were Kansas and Nebraska established as?
(a) Slave states.
(b) Free states.
(c) Border states.
(d) Confederate states.

2. When was the Dred Scott case judged by the Supreme Court according to "All the Powers of Earth Seem Rapidly Combining Against Him"?
(a) 1859.
(b) 1856.
(c) 1857.
(d) 1859.

3. When was "Founded on Both Injustice and Bad Policy" written?
(a) 1836.
(b) 1837.
(c) 1834.
(d) 1835.

4. What was still an unpopular stance at the time Lincoln wrote "Where I Now Stand"?
(a) Being pro-slavery.
(b) Being an abolitionist.
(c) Being a Democrat.
(d) Being Republican.

5. What did Lincoln belittle in "A Question of Interest"?
(a) Emancipation proposition.
(b) Pro-slavery positions.
(c) A political opponent.
(d) A Southern slave owner.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was "The Most Prompt, and Efficient Means" intended for?

2. Who did Lincoln express his frustration with for not voting for the Party candidate in the presidential election?

3. What charge did Lincoln answer to in "I am Not a Member of Any Church" ?

4. When did Lincoln break his engagement to Mary Todd according to "The Most Miserable Man Living"?

5. What did Lincoln think of black and white interaction according to "The Social and Political Equality of the Races"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Lincoln chastise General David Hunter for?

2. What did Lincoln confess to Senator Lyman Trumbull?

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

4. What is the legitimate object of government according to Lincoln in "Half Slave and Half Free"?

5. What did Lincoln stress in his inaugural address?

6. When was Lincoln unusually emotional?

7. What was Lincoln slow to recognize?

8. What did a political opponent charge Lincoln with in 1846?

9. What did Lincoln order?

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

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