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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. Douglas tried to put himself forth as the Democratic Presidential candidate, but he completely alienated Southern Democrats with what?
(a) His rude behavior.
(b) His poorly written speeches.
(c) His unintelligent remarks.
(d) His oscillating stances on slavery.

2. In January __________, a Lincoln campaign for Presidential candidacy was officially underway.
(a) 1857.
(b) 1858.
(c) 1860.
(d) 1859.

3. On what topic did Lincoln agree with Henry Clay?
(a) The North and South should be separated.
(b) Negroes were not subhuman, and should have Constitutional rights.
(c) The Missouri Compromise is a good idea.
(d) Slavery should be decided by individuals.

4. Lincoln read newspapers voraciously, and was concerned about what?
(a) Large company monopolies.
(b) The contrast in socio-economic levels.
(c) Equality between men and women.
(d) Race riots between white men and abolitionists.

5. Describe Nancy Hanks Lincoln.
(a) Withdrawn and melancholy.
(b) Convivial and hard-working.
(c) Stern and unemotional.
(d) Immature and irresponsible.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Lincoln's idol?

2. What did Mary turn to for help when her son died?

3. Sixteen-year-old Abraham grew estranged from his farmer father. Why?

4. He entered into a law practice with John Todd Stuart, and won his first court case. What type of case was this?

5. Lincoln ran his Senatorial campaign against Douglas for what reason?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were the results when Lincoln and Douglas put themselves forth as Presidential candidates?

2. What political party did Lincoln join? Who were their rivals?

3. Who were Abraham Lincoln's parents?

4. Describe Douglas and Lincoln's first debate.

5. Describe Lincoln's early education.

6. What did Lincoln think about the Mexican War?

7. What was the "Lost Speech?"

8. What did the bill spark?

9. What was the Missouri Compromise? How did the Kansas-Nebraska Bill affect the Missouri Compromise?

10. What were the effects of Douglas' "don't care" attitude?

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