With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Though Buchanan sent men to use patronage in Lincoln's favor, Lincoln was wary of accepting favors from anyone. Why?
(a) He is very independent.
(b) He did not want to have to return favors.
(c) He does not trust anyone.
(d) He wanted to remain honest.

2. How did Lincoln feel without Mary?
(a) Relieved.
(b) Depressed.
(c) Worried.
(d) Content.

3. What two boys were born to the Lincolns?
(a) John and James.
(b) Teddy and Lincoln.
(c) William and Thomas.
(d) Sam and Todd.

4. Lincoln and Mary secretly became engaged, and set November 4th as their wedding date. When did they tell her family?
(a) The day after the wedding.
(b) Two days before the wedding.
(c) A month after the wedding.
(d) On the morning of the wedding.

5. From what did Nancy Lincoln die?
(a) Cancer.
(b) Milk sickness.
(c) Influenza.
(d) Scarlet Fever.

6. Lincoln was the only lawyer who did what?
(a) Owned his own law firm.
(b) Rode the entire court circuit for both sessions.
(c) Got involved in politics.
(d) Became President.

7. What did neighbors think about the Lincoln children?
(a) They were ill-behaved.
(b) They were honest.
(c) They were kind.
(d) They were well-behaved.

8. Where were the Lincolns married?
(a) Edwards mansion.
(b) The Courthouse.
(c) St. Paul's Cathedral.
(d) Lincoln's home.

9. In 1832, what was Lincoln's first venture into political platforms?
(a) He ran for state legislature.
(b) He ran for Congress.
(c) He ran for the school board.
(d) He ran for town council.

10. What did Mary turn to for help when her son died?
(a) Her social group.
(b) Religion.
(c) Her family.
(d) Her neighbors.

11. The Missouri Compromise was a line dividing the North and South, above which slavery was __________.
(a) Illegal and below which it was illegal in some states.
(b) Up to the private citizens.
(c) Legal and below which it was illegal.
(d) Illegal and below which it was legal.

12. After inauguration, the President passed what, declaring the Declaration a white man's document, and that Congress had no right to prohibit slavery in any of the territories?
(a) The Missouri Compromise.
(b) The Dred Scott Decision.
(c) The Emancipation Proclamation.
(d) The Kansas-Nebraska Bill.

13. When Lincoln moved to New Salem, for what did he become known?
(a) His height and beard.
(b) His tall hat.
(c) His quiet demeanor.
(d) His physical strength and honesty.

14. Describe Robert Todd.
(a) Introverted.
(b) Rude.
(c) Extroverted.
(d) Bored.

15. What did this bill state?
(a) Slavery would be illegal.
(b) Slavery should be legal in all states.
(c) Slavery should be legal in the territories.
(d) Slavery would be banned in the northern states.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Presidential campaign of 1856 elected who?

2. The Kansas-Nebraska Bill was Stephen A. Douglas' idea of what?

3. Colonel Robert E. Lee was sent into the fray to put the rebellion down, and the incident was branded by Southerners as what?

4. Why did Thomas Lincoln go back to Kentucky to bring home a new wife, Sarah Bush Johnston, or "Sally?"

5. Republican papers began mentioning Lincoln's name for what?

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