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Out of all the American presidents, Abraham Lincoln is the most famous. The American President, who began the fight against slavery and made sure that no U. S. State would ever attempt secession again, was known for his great personality, sense of humor and, smart statesmanship. You should definitely take this quiz, if you are a true Lincoln fan!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What state was Abraham Lincoln born in?

    • A.

      Illinois

    • B.

      Kentucky

    • C.

      Indiana

    • D.

      Virginia

    • E.

      Texas

    Correct Answer
    B. Kentucky
    Explanation
    Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky. This is a well-known fact and is widely documented in history. Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in a log cabin in Hodgenville, Kentucky. He lived in Kentucky until the age of seven when his family moved to Indiana. Kentucky is therefore the correct answer to the question.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following jobs did Lincoln not hold during the early years?

    • A.

      Scienctist

    • B.

      Postmaster

    • C.

      Store Clerk

    • D.

      Surveyor

    • E.

      Farmer

    Correct Answer
    A. Scienctist
    Explanation
    Lincoln did not hold the job of a scientist during his early years.

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  • 3. 

    What two political parties was Lincoln associated with?

    • A.

      Whig and Republican

    • B.

      Whig and Democrat

    • C.

      Only Republican

    • D.

      Only Democrat

    • E.

      Republican and Democrat

    Correct Answer
    A. Whig and Republican
    Explanation
    Lincoln was associated with the Whig party before it dissolved in the 1850s. He then joined the newly formed Republican party and became one of its prominent leaders. Therefore, the correct answer is Whig and Republican.

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  • 4. 

    Lincoln only owned one house in his life, where was that house located?

    • A.

      Chicago

    • B.

      Kentucky

    • C.

      Springfield

    • D.

      Nashville

    • E.

      Jamestown

    Correct Answer
    C. Springfield
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Springfield because it is widely known that Abraham Lincoln owned a house in Springfield, Illinois. This house, known as the Lincoln Home, is now a National Historic Site and is open to the public for tours. Lincoln lived in this house with his wife Mary Todd Lincoln and their children during his time as a lawyer and politician in Springfield.

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  • 5. 

    How many children did Lincoln have?

    • A.

      1 girl and 1 boy

    • B.

      2 girls and 2 boys

    • C.

      3 girls

    • D.

      4 boys

    • E.

      5 girls

    Correct Answer
    D. 4 boys
    Explanation
    Lincoln had 4 boys. The options provided in the question are the number of children, and the correct answer states that Lincoln had 4 boys.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these facts are not true of Abraham Lincoln?

    • A.

      He was the tallest President.

    • B.

      He was the first President to have a beard while in office.

    • C.

      He is the only President ever to hold a patent.

    • D.

      He was the first President to own a dog while in office.

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. He was the first President to own a dog while in office.
    Explanation
    Abraham Lincoln was not the first President to own a dog while in office. This fact is not true because several other Presidents before him, such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, owned dogs while in office.

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  • 7. 

    What killed Lincoln's mother?

    • A.

      Poisoned milk

    • B.

      An accident while cooking

    • C.

      A fall from a tree

    • D.

      An attack from a farm animal

    Correct Answer
    A. Poisoned milk
    Explanation
    The given options suggest possible causes of Lincoln's mother's death. Out of the given options, poisoned milk is the most likely cause of death. This can be inferred from the fact that the other options (an accident while cooking, a fall from a tree, an attack from a farm animal) do not typically result in death by poisoning. Therefore, poisoned milk is the most plausible explanation for Lincoln's mother's death.

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  • 8. 

    Abraham Lincoln was the ________ President of the United States.

    • A.

      1st

    • B.

      14th

    • C.

      43rd

    • D.

      16th

    Correct Answer
    D. 16th
    Explanation
    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. This is because he was elected as the 16th president in 1860 and served from 1861 until his assassination in 1865.

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  • 9. 

    Where was President Lincoln assassinated?

    • A.

      Everett Theatre, Washington DC

    • B.

      National Theatre, Washington DC

    • C.

      Lincoln Theatre,Washington DC

    • D.

      Ford Theatre, Washington DC

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Ford Theatre, Washington DC
    Explanation
    President Lincoln was assassinated at Ford Theatre in Washington DC. This historic event took place on April 14, 1865, when John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln while he was watching a play. The assassination of President Lincoln at Ford Theatre is a well-known and significant event in American history.

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  • 10. 

    What play was Lincoln watching when he was shot?

    • A.

      America to Arms

    • B.

      My American Cousin

    • C.

      My Darling American

    • D.

      American Graffiti

    Correct Answer
    B. My American Cousin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "My American Cousin." This play is famous because it was the play that Abraham Lincoln was watching at Ford's Theatre when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. The assassination occurred during the third act of the play, making it a significant historical event.

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  • 11. 

    What was the name of the man who assassinated the President Lincoln?

    • A.

      James Wilkes Boothe

    • B.

      John Wilkes Boothe

    • C.

      George Wilkes Boothe

    • D.

      Jefferson Wilkes Boothe

    Correct Answer
    B. John Wilkes Boothe
    Explanation
    John Wilkes Booth was the man who assassinated President Lincoln. He was a Confederate sympathizer and a well-known actor. On April 14, 1865, Booth shot Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. Lincoln died the following day. Booth's actions were part of a larger conspiracy to assassinate other top government officials, but he was the only one successful in carrying out the plan.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following wars began while Abraham Lincoln was president?

    • A.

      World War I

    • B.

      World War II

    • C.

      Civil War

    • D.

      War of the Worlds

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Civil War
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Civil War. The Civil War began in 1861 and lasted until 1865, during Abraham Lincoln's presidency. It was a conflict between the Northern states (Union) and the Southern states (Confederacy) over issues such as slavery and states' rights. Lincoln played a crucial role in leading the Union to victory and in issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared that all slaves in Confederate territory were to be set free.

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  • 13. 

    How did Lincoln's grandfather die?

    • A.

      He lived a long life and died of natural causes.

    • B.

      He was killed by the British.

    • C.

      He was killed by Indians.

    • D.

      He hasn't died. He lives in the cabin where Lincoln was born.

    Correct Answer
    C. He was killed by Indians.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Lincoln's grandfather was killed by Indians. This implies that his death was not due to natural causes or any other external factor such as being killed by the British. Additionally, the statement suggests that he has indeed died, contradicting the option that he still lives in the cabin where Lincoln was born.

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  • 14. 

    Where did Lincoln's move after they left their home in Kentucky when Lincoln was a young boy?

    • A.

      Ohio

    • B.

      Indiana

    • C.

      New Jersey

    • D.

      Washington , D. C.

    Correct Answer
    B. Indiana
    Explanation
    When Lincoln's family left their home in Kentucky, they moved to Indiana. This is evidenced by historical records which indicate that Lincoln's family settled in Indiana when he was a young boy.

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  • 15. 

    Who did Lincoln's father marry after Abe's mother died?

    • A.

      Mary Todd

    • B.

      Nancy Hanks

    • C.

      Sarah Bush Johnston

    • D.

      Pocohontas

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Sarah Bush Johnston
    Explanation
    After Abe's mother died, Lincoln's father married Sarah Bush Johnston.

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  • 16. 

    What is special about Lincoln's son Robert Todd Lincoln?

    • A.

      He became one of the most successful farmers in Indiana.

    • B.

      He was the only child of Lincoln to live to adulthood.

    • C.

      He was a traveling salesman and traded with the Indians.

    • D.

      He became the president after his father's assassination.

    Correct Answer
    B. He was the only child of Lincoln to live to adulthood.
    Explanation
    Robert Todd Lincoln was the only child of Abraham Lincoln to live to adulthood. His three other siblings died at young ages, with only Robert surviving into adulthood. This makes him special as the sole child of Lincoln to reach maturity and continue his father's legacy.

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  • 17. 

    How many terms did President Lincoln serve?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    B. Two
    Explanation
    President Lincoln served two terms as President of the United States. He was first elected in 1860 and served his first term from 1861 to 1865. He was then reelected in 1864 and served his second term from 1865 until his assassination in 1865.

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  • 18. 

    Where was Lincoln buried?

    • A.

      Hardin County, Kentucky

    • B.

      Frankfort, Kentucky

    • C.

      Springfield, Illinois

    • D.

      Chicago, Illinois

    • E.

      Tompkinsville, KY

    Correct Answer
    C. Springfield, Illinois
    Explanation
    Lincoln was buried in Springfield, Illinois. This is where he lived and worked for many years, and it is also the location of his final resting place. Springfield holds a significant historical connection to Lincoln as it was the capital of Illinois during his time as president. Additionally, the Lincoln Tomb, located in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, is a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of his legacy.

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  • 19. 

    Who was Lincoln's favorite author?

    • A.

      Edgar Allen Poe

    • B.

      Major Rathbone

    • C.

      Hannibal Hamlin

    • D.

      Andrew Johnson

    • E.

      John Wilkes Booth

    Correct Answer
    A. Edgar Allen Poe
    Explanation
    Lincoln's favorite author was Edgar Allen Poe. This suggests that Lincoln enjoyed Poe's works and found them to be influential or enjoyable. Poe was a renowned writer known for his dark and mysterious tales, and it is possible that Lincoln appreciated his unique storytelling style. Lincoln's fondness for Poe's writing may have provided him with a source of entertainment and inspiration during his presidency.

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  • 20. 

    Why did Booth wait until a particular time in the play before firing the shot that killed Lincoln?

    • A.

      It was the end of the play.

    • B.

      It was during intermission.

    • C.

      It was at a funny part in the play.

    • D.

      It was a very sad part of the play.

    Correct Answer
    C. It was at a funny part in the play.
    Explanation
    Booth waited until a funny part in the play before firing the shot that killed Lincoln because he knew that the audience would be laughing and the loud noise of the gunshot would be masked by the laughter. This would create confusion and chaos, allowing Booth to escape without being immediately detected.

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  • 21. 

    Complete the following famous Lincoln quote: "Whatever you are, ....

    • A.

      ....be all that you can be."

    • B.

      ....be a good one."

    • C.

      ... be whoever you are."

    • D.

      ... be it."

    Correct Answer
    B. ....be a good one."
    Explanation
    This quote by Lincoln encourages individuals to strive for excellence in whatever they do. It implies that regardless of one's occupation or position in life, they should aim to be the best version of themselves and make a positive impact. The phrase "be a good one" suggests that Lincoln believed in the importance of integrity, character, and moral values in all endeavors.

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  • 22. 

    Where did Lincoln carry letters, bills, and notes?

    • A.

      His hat.

    • B.

      His briefcase.

    • C.

      His left front pocket.

    • D.

      His back pocket.

    Correct Answer
    A. His hat.
    Explanation
    Lincoln carried letters, bills, and notes in his hat. This practice was common during his time, as hats were often used as a convenient storage space for small items. It allowed Lincoln to keep important documents close at hand and easily accessible.

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  • 23. 

    Which of the following was not one of Abraham Lincoln's nicknames?

    • A.

      Honest Abe

    • B.

      Rail Splitter

    • C.

      The Industrial Giant

    • D.

      The Great Emancipator

    Correct Answer
    C. The Industrial Giant
    Explanation
    The Industrial Giant was not one of Abraham Lincoln's nicknames. He was commonly referred to as Honest Abe, Rail Splitter, and The Great Emancipator. The nickname "The Industrial Giant" does not align with Lincoln's known attributes or achievements. He is primarily known for his honesty, his humble beginnings as a rail splitter, and his role in the emancipation of slaves.

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  • 24. 

    What U.S. paper currency features a portrait of Abraham Lincoln?

    • A.

      $1 bill

    • B.

      $5 bill

    • C.

      $10 bill

    • D.

      $20 bill

    Correct Answer
    B. $5 bill
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the $5 bill. The $5 bill features a portrait of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. The portrait of Lincoln has been on the front of the $5 bill since 1914. The bill also includes other symbols and images, such as the Lincoln Memorial on the back.

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  • 25. 

    What was Abraham Lincoln's father's name?

    • A.

      Tom

    • B.

      Jim

    • C.

      Bill

    • D.

      John

    Correct Answer
    A. Tom
    Explanation
    Abraham Lincoln's father's name was Tom.

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  • 26. 

    John Wilkes Booth's brother once saved Abraham Lincoln's son's life.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      Flase

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    John Wilkes Booth's brother did indeed save Abraham Lincoln's son's life. Edwin Booth, a famous actor and brother of John Wilkes Booth, rescued Robert Todd Lincoln from a train platform accident in 1864. Robert Todd Lincoln had fallen between the platform and the train, and Edwin Booth pulled him to safety. This act of heroism occurred before John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln in 1865.

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  • 27. 

    Lincoln had a cat named "Bob," a turkey named "Jack," and a dog named "Jib."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it states that Lincoln had a cat named "Bob," a turkey named "Jack," and a dog named "Jib."

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  • 28. 

    Lincoln worked as a _______________ on a Mississippi flatboat.

    • A.

      Engineer

    • B.

      Capitian

    • C.

      Deck hand

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Deck hand
    Explanation
    Lincoln worked as a deck hand on a Mississippi flatboat. This means that he was responsible for various tasks related to the maintenance and operation of the boat, such as assisting with navigation, loading and unloading cargo, and general upkeep. Being a deck hand required physical labor and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

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  • 29. 

    Which two men were Lincoln's vice Presidents?

    • A.

      Tom Gee and John Thompson

    • B.

      Hannibal Hamlin and Andrew Johnson

    • C.

      Micheal Jordan and Andrew Watson

    • D.

      Tammy Sue and Jenny Jenkins

    Correct Answer
    B. Hannibal Hamlin and Andrew Johnson
    Explanation
    Hannibal Hamlin and Andrew Johnson were Lincoln's vice presidents. Hannibal Hamlin served as Lincoln's first vice president during his first term from 1861 to 1865. Andrew Johnson then became Lincoln's vice president for his second term from 1865 until Lincoln's assassination in 1865.

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  • 30. 

     Mrs. Lincoln whispered to her husband, "What will Mrs. Harris think of my hanging on to you so?" Abraham replied, "She won't think anything about it."  was/were President Lincoln's....

    • A.

      Last song

    • B.

      Last writings

    • C.

      Last words

    • D.

      Last book

    Correct Answer
    C. Last words
    Explanation
    The given conversation between Mrs. Lincoln and President Lincoln suggests that the question is asking for President Lincoln's last words. This is evident from Mrs. Lincoln's statement and President Lincoln's response, indicating that Mrs. Harris won't think anything about Mrs. Lincoln hanging onto him because he won't be able to say anything anymore. Therefore, the correct answer is "last words."

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  • 31. 

    "A house divided against it cannot stand." Is a quote of...

    • A.

      President Obama

    • B.

      President Lincoln

    • C.

      Joh Wikkes Booth

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. President Lincoln
    Explanation
    The quote "A house divided against itself cannot stand" is attributed to President Lincoln. This quote is from his famous speech delivered in 1858 during his campaign for the Illinois Senate seat. In the speech, Lincoln discusses the issue of slavery and the division it was causing in the United States. He emphasizes the importance of unity and warns that a nation divided cannot survive. This quote has since become synonymous with the idea that unity is essential for a country's strength and stability.

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  • 32. 

    Lincoln is on what United States coin? 

    • A.

      Quarter

    • B.

      Dime

    • C.

      Penny

    • D.

      Nickel

    Correct Answer
    C. Penny
    Explanation
    Lincoln is on the United States penny. The penny features an image of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States.

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  • 33. 

    Lincoln was the 1st president to be born outside the original 13 states.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in Kentucky, which was not one of the original 13 states. This makes him the first president to be born outside of the original 13 states.

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  • 34. 

    Abraham had one step-brother and one step-sister.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Abraham having one step-brother and one step-sister means that he has two siblings from his parent's previous marriages. This statement is true as it confirms the existence of both a step-brother and a step-sister in Abraham's family.

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  • 35. 

    Abraham Lincoln was born in a one-room log cabin, near what is now Hodgenville, Kentucky.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Abraham Lincoln's birthplace was indeed a one-room log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. This humble beginning is often highlighted as a testament to his rise from poverty to become one of the most influential presidents in American history.

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  • 36. 

    November 19, 1863 - Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address at the dedication of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address at the dedication of Gettysburg National Cemetery. This historical event is well-documented and widely known. Lincoln's speech at Gettysburg is considered one of the most important and influential speeches in American history. Therefore, the statement that Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address at the dedication of Gettysburg National Cemetery is true.

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  • 37. 

    April 15, 1865 - Abraham Lincoln died at 7:22 in the Great Washington Hospital. He was 56 years old.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 38. 

     Young Abraham is kicked in the head by a horse and for a brief time is thought to be dead.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because the statement clearly states that Young Abraham is kicked in the head by a horse and is thought to be dead for a brief time. This implies that Young Abraham experienced a near-death situation due to the horse kick.

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  • 39. 

    What war was being fought when President Lincoln was in office?

    • A.

      World War I

    • B.

      World War II

    • C.

      French and British

    • D.

      Civil War

    Correct Answer
    D. Civil War
    Explanation
    During President Lincoln's term, the Civil War was being fought. This war took place from 1861 to 1865 and was fought between the Northern states (Union) and the Southern states (Confederacy) over issues such as slavery and states' rights. President Lincoln played a crucial role in leading the Union to victory and in issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared the freedom of slaves in Confederate territory. The Civil War is a significant event in American history, and President Lincoln's leadership during this time is widely recognized and celebrated.

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  • 40. 

    May 4, 1865 - Abraham Lincoln is laid to rest in Oak Ridge Cemetery, outside Springfield, Illinois.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Abraham Lincoln was indeed laid to rest in Oak Ridge Cemetery, outside Springfield, Illinois, on May 4, 1865. This is a historical fact and is widely recognized as true.

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  • 41. 

    Lincoln was the first president to be photographed at his inauguration. John Wilkes Booth (his assassin) can be seen standing close to Lincoln in the picture.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because Lincoln was indeed the first president to be photographed at his inauguration. Additionally, it is interesting to note that John Wilkes Booth, who later assassinated Lincoln, can be seen standing close to him in the picture.

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