Abraham Lincoln's Early Life (ush'08)

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Abraham Lincoln Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    From whom did Abe first learn about the issue of slavery?
    • A. 

      His birth mother

    • B. 

      His father

    • C. 

      His step-mother

    • D. 

      His uncle

  • 2. 
    How did Abe's birth mother die?
    • A. 

      Snake bite

    • B. 

      Old age

    • C. 

      Milk poisoning

    • D. 

      Malaria

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is among those of Lincoln's favorite books?
    • A. 

      The Odyssey

    • B. 

      The Wizard of Oz

    • C. 

      Alice in Wonderland

    • D. 

      Aesop's Fables

  • 4. 
    Why was Abraham unable to attend school but for only less than a year?
    • A. 

      He got sick

    • B. 

      It cost a lot of money

    • C. 

      He didn't like the teacher

    • D. 

      His step-mother wouldn't let him go

  • 5. 
    What advantage did businesses want from Abraham, if he was elected to the Illinois General Assembly?
    • A. 

      Make the Sangamon River a major trade route

    • B. 

      Extra money to create new businesses

    • C. 

      Improve the roads so more people would visit the businesses

    • D. 

      Laws to make Sangamon River off limits to competitior businesses

  • 6. 
    What did Abraham and his father disagree about when Abe was in his 20s?
    • A. 

      Where Abe should live

    • B. 

      Abe's desire to better himself

    • C. 

      Abe's desire to attend college

    • D. 

      Abe's decision to get married

  • 7. 
    Why did Thomas Lincoln feel he needed to marry again, causing him to marry Sarah Bush Johnston?
    • A. 

      He couldn't manage the farm and raise his children

    • B. 

      He needed more working hands on the farm

    • C. 

      He was lonely

    • D. 

      He needed a wife, according to the church

  • 8. 
    Compare the early life of Lincoln to events that have occurred in your own life.  Are there any similarities?
  • 9. 
    Distinguish the characteristics that Lincoln gained in his early life which would support his work as a political leader later on in his life.