Chasing Lincoln's Killer: Prologue - Ch. 6

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Chasing Lincolns Killer: Prologue - Ch. 6 - Quiz

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


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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. He heard it from an actor.
    Explanation
    John Wilkes Booth found out that Abraham Lincoln would be at Ford's Theater because he heard it from an actor.

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  • 2. 

    What was Booth's back-up weapon?

    • A.

      A Rio Grande knife

    • B.

      A ballistic knife

    • C.

      A tactical bomb

    • D.

      His fists

    Correct Answer
    B. A ballistic knife
    Explanation
    Booth's back-up weapon was a ballistic knife. A ballistic knife is a type of knife that has a detachable blade which can be propelled by a spring or compressed air. This allows the knife to be used as both a regular knife and a projectile weapon. It is a compact and versatile weapon that can be easily concealed and used in close combat situations.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. He drank at a nearby bar.
    Explanation
    Booth drank at a nearby bar before he returned to the theater to assassinate President Lincoln. This suggests that he may have wanted to gather courage or numb his senses before committing the act. It indicates a premeditated and deliberate action on Booth's part, highlighting his determination and planning in carrying out the assassination.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Powell and Herold
    Explanation
    Powell and Herold are the two conspirators who worked together to assassinate one of the targets. This can be inferred by examining the given options and identifying the pair of names that appear together. In this case, Powell and Herold are the only option where both names are mentioned together, suggesting that they collaborated in carrying out the assassination.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Rode quickly to retrieve provisions
    Explanation
    Booth and Herold rode quickly to retrieve provisions upon leaving Washington. This suggests that they were in a hurry to gather necessary supplies, possibly indicating that they were planning to go into hiding for an extended period of time. This action also implies that they were well-prepared and had a plan in place, further supporting the idea that they were plotting a significant event or escape.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. He made him a pair of crutches.
    Explanation
    Samuel Mudd made a pair of crutches for Booth. This implies that Booth needed crutches, possibly due to an injury or disability. Samuel Mudd's act of making him crutches suggests that he provided assistance or support to Booth in his mobility.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. He was afraid if he was caught, his family would be, too.
    Explanation
    Samuel Mudd was afraid that if he was caught, his family would also face consequences. This suggests that he was concerned about the safety and well-being of his loved ones, indicating a strong sense of responsibility and loyalty towards his family. It implies that he believed his actions could potentially put his family in danger, which likely contributed to his fear and caution.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Potomac River
    Explanation
    The conspirators needed to cross the Potomac River to get to Virginia.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. He leapt off the balcony.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He leapt off the balcony." This is because historical accounts state that John Wilkes Booth, after shooting President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, jumped from the balcony onto the stage and then escaped through the back door.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Thus always to tyrants!
    Explanation
    John Wilkes Booth yelled "Thus always to tyrants!" on the way out of the theater. This phrase is the motto of the state of Virginia and is commonly associated with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. It reflects Booth's belief that he was avenging the South and acting against a tyrant by killing Lincoln. The phrase also suggests Booth's view that his actions were justified and that tyrants should always be met with such consequences.

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  • 11. 

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

    • A.

      Declarative

    • B.

      Exclamatory

    • C.

      Imperative

    • D.

      Interrogative

    Correct Answer
    A. Declarative
    Explanation
    The given statement is a declarative statement because it is making a statement of fact or expressing a thought. It is not asking a question, giving a command, or expressing strong emotion.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Appeared
    Explanation
    The word "emerged" in the sentence suggests that Booth suddenly appeared or came out from the cloud of black powder. It implies a sudden and noticeable appearance, which aligns with the meaning of "appeared".

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  • 13. 

    In the above sentence, "like a demon" is an example of what?

    • A.

      Idiom

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Irony

    Correct Answer
    C. Simile
    Explanation
    "Like a demon" is an example of a simile. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two different things using the words "like" or "as". In this case, the phrase is comparing the behavior or actions of someone to that of a demon, emphasizing their intensity or ferocity.

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  • 14. 

    The tone of the above sentence is -

    • A.

      Sad

    • B.

      Suspenseful

    • C.

      Silly

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Suspenseful
    Explanation
    The given sentence does not convey any sadness or silliness. However, it does create a sense of suspense by leaving the reader wondering what the tone of the sentence is. The use of the word "above" implies that there is more information or context that is not provided, adding to the suspense. Therefore, the correct answer is suspenseful.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Booth shot Lincoln.
    Explanation
    Booth shooting Lincoln is the event that happened first because stabbing Rathbone, a voice crying out to stop Booth, and Booth leaving the theater box are all events that occurred after Booth shot Lincoln.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. An interview with James Swanson
    Explanation
    The given options consist of various primary sources related to historical events or figures. Lincoln's second inaugural speech, the diary of Secretary of War Stanton, and photos of conspirators are all examples of primary sources as they are original documents or artifacts that provide firsthand accounts or evidence. However, an interview with James Swanson would not be considered a primary source as it is a secondary source, which is a document or account that is based on primary sources but is not directly from the time period or event in question.

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  • 17. 

    In what year did this event take place?

    • A.

      1864

    • B.

      1865

    • C.

      1866

    • D.

      1867

    Correct Answer
    B. 1865
    Explanation
    The event took place in the year 1865.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Excited
    Explanation
    The word "stimulated" in the sentence means excited. This is evident from the context where Laura Keene is fascinated by the scene and her theatrical instincts are awakened. The word "stimulated" implies that the scene sparked her interest and enthusiasm, making her eager to be a part of it.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. She wanted to get drops of the President's blood on her dress.
  • 20. 

    Was she allowed to do so?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      The book did not say.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yes" because the question asks if she was allowed to do something, and the answer "Yes" indicates that she was indeed allowed to do so.

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  • 21. 

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

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