Chasing Lincoln's Killer: Prologue - Ch. 6

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Chasing Lincoln

Covers information from the prologue to Ch. 6 in CHASING LINCOLN'S KILLER


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How did John Wilkes Booth find out Abraham Lincoln would be at Ford's Theater?
    • A. 

      He heard it from an actor.

    • B. 

      He saw it posted on a bulletin board.

    • C. 

      He read it in a letter.

    • D. 

      He asked one of the President's aides.

  • 2. 
    What was Booth's back-up weapon?
    • A. 

      A Rio Grande knife

    • B. 

      A ballistic knife

    • C. 

      A tactical bomb

    • D. 

      His fists

  • 3. 
    What did Booth do before he returned to the theater to assassinate President Lincoln?
    • A. 

      He watched part of AN AMERICAN COUSIN.

    • B. 

      He drank at a nearby bar.

    • C. 

      He quickly ate some dinner.

    • D. 

      He attacked Seward.

  • 4. 
    Which two conspirators worked together to assassinate one of the targets?
    • A. 

      Booth and Atzerodt

    • B. 

      Booth and Herold

    • C. 

      Atzerodt and Powell

    • D. 

      Powell and Herold

  • 5. 
    Upon leaving Washington, Booth and Herold -
    • A. 

      Hid in a thicket

    • B. 

      Went to a bar to celebrate

    • C. 

      Rode quickly to retrieve provisions

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    What did Samuel Mudd do for Booth?
    • A. 

      He gave him whiskey for the road.

    • B. 

      He made him a more manageable saddle.

    • C. 

      He loaned him his wagon.

    • D. 

      He made him a pair of crutches.

  • 7. 
    What was Samuel Mudd afraid of?
    • A. 

      He was afraid he would be hung by Union soldiers.

    • B. 

      He was afraid if he was caught, his family would be, too.

    • C. 

      He felt threatened by John Wilkes Booth.

    • D. 

      He was not afraid; he was happy.

  • 8. 
    What river did the conspirators need to cross to get to Virginia?
    • A. 

      Potomac River

    • B. 

      Mississippi River

    • C. 

      Ohio River

    • D. 

      Hudson River

  • 9. 
    How did John Wilkes Booth escape the theater?
    • A. 

      He ran down the stairs.

    • B. 

      He leapt off the balcony.

    • C. 

      He stabbed several actors on his way out of the back door.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    What John Wilkes Booth yelled on the way out of the theater means -
    • A. 

      Take that, Honest Abe!

    • B. 

      The South is avenged!

    • C. 

      Thus always to tyrants!

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Lincoln never knew what happened to him. The above is what kind of statement?
    • A. 

      Declarative

    • B. 

      Exclamatory

    • C. 

      Imperative

    • D. 

      Interrogative

  • 12. 
    Like a demon, Booth emerged from the cloud of black powder and sprang at him. Which word best defines "emerged" in the above sentence?
    • A. 

      Appeared

    • B. 

      Moved

    • C. 

      Laughed

    • D. 

      Fell

  • 13. 
    In the above sentence, "like a demon" is an example of what?
    • A. 

      Idiom

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Irony

  • 14. 
    The tone of the above sentence is -
    • A. 

      Sad

    • B. 

      Suspenseful

    • C. 

      Silly

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Which of the following events happened first?
    • A. 

      Booth stabbed Rathbone.

    • B. 

      A voice cried out to stop Booth.

    • C. 

      Booth left the theater box.

    • D. 

      Booth shot Lincoln.

  • 16. 
    All of the following are examples of primary sources EXCEPT -
    • A. 

      Lincoln's second inaugural speech

    • B. 

      The diary of Secretary of War Stanton

    • C. 

      An interview with James Swanson

    • D. 

      Photos of conspirators

  • 17. 
    In what year did this event take place?
    • A. 

      1864

    • B. 

      1865

    • C. 

      1866

    • D. 

      1867

  • 18. 
    The scene fascinated Laura Keene and stimulated her theatrical instincts. Hypnotized by the image of the fallen president, Keene imagined a scene with herself at the center of it. It was a once-in-a-lifetime chance, impossible for her to resist. (Swanson 72) Which word best defines "stimulated" in the above sentence?
    • A. 

      Excited

    • B. 

      Enraged

    • C. 

      Weakened

    • D. 

      Broke

  • 19. 
    What did Laura Keene wish to do?
    • A. 

      She wanted to see the President so she could share her story with the media.

    • B. 

      She wanted to be the one to say the last words the President would hear.

    • C. 

      She wanted to get drops of the President's blood on her dress.

    • D. 

      She was hoping the paparazzi would get her picture for posterity.

  • 20. 
    Was she allowed to do so?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      The book did not say.

  • 21. 
    Evaluate the escape plans of the conspirators. What three things helped them escape? Why? What three things hindered the escape? Why?