Chasing Lincolns Killer Quiz # 2

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Chasing Lincolns Killer Quiz # 2 - Quiz

In this quiz we’ll be taking another look at James L. Swanson’s famed thriller “Chasing Lincoln’s Killer”, which focuses on the story following Abraham Lincoln’s assassination at the hands of John Wilkes Booth and the search for the President’s killer. What do you know about the book?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where did John wikes Booth and David Herold runaway to?

    • A.

      Dr.Mudd's house

    • B.

      Jone's farm

    • C.

      Dr.stuart's house

    • D.

      Mrs. Quesenberry's house

    Correct Answer
    A. Dr.Mudd's house
    Explanation
    John Wilkes Booth and David Herold ran away to Dr. Mudd's house.

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  • 2. 

    What did Herold ask Mudd to make for Booth?

    • A.

      Breakfeast

    • B.

      Saddle

    • C.

      Crutches

    • D.

      Wagon

    Correct Answer
    C. Crutches
    Explanation
    Herold asked Mudd to make crutches for Booth.

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  • 3. 

    How many days did booth and herold stay in the thicket

    • A.

      6 days

    • B.

      3 days

    • C.

      9 days

    • D.

      4 days

    Correct Answer
    D. 4 days
    Explanation
    Booth and Herold stayed in the thicket for 4 days.

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  • 4. 

    What was George Mudd mostly afraid of, after Booth told him the truth about what had happend?

    • A.

      Getting hung by the people from union soliders.

    • B.

      Getting caught of giving hospitality to Booth.

    • C.

      Was never afraid because he was a confederate and was happy for what booth did

    • D.

      Getting threatend by Booth,to be killed if he said something.

    Correct Answer
    B. Getting caught of giving hospitality to Booth.
    Explanation
    After Booth told George Mudd the truth about what had happened, George Mudd was mostly afraid of getting caught for providing hospitality to Booth. This fear likely stemmed from the fact that aiding and abetting Booth, who was responsible for the assassination of President Lincoln, would have serious legal consequences. Mudd would have been aware that his involvement could lead to imprisonment or even execution. Therefore, his primary concern would have been avoiding detection and being held accountable for his actions.

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  • 5. 

    What river did Booth and Herold need to cross to be able to get to Virginia?

    • A.

      Hudson river

    • B.

      Mississippi river

    • C.

      Potamatic river

    • D.

      Ohio river

    Correct Answer
    C. Potamatic river
    Explanation
    Booth and Herold needed to cross the Potomac River in order to reach Virginia. The Potomac River is a major waterway that flows through Washington D.C. and separates Maryland and Virginia. Crossing the Potomac River would have allowed Booth and Herold to enter Confederate territory, as Virginia was part of the Confederacy during the American Civil War.

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  • 6. 

    Why was Booth mad at Dr.Stuart when they arrived at his house?

    • A.

      Stuart ordered him to leave his house.

    • B.

      He had turned Booth and Herold in.

    • C.

      He was treated with disrespect.

    • D.

      He wasn't there when they arrived at his house.

    Correct Answer
    A. Stuart ordered him to leave his house.
    Explanation
    Booth was mad at Dr. Stuart when they arrived at his house because Stuart had ordered him to leave his house.

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  • 7. 

    How much did Booth pay Charlie Lucas for renting a wagon and horses?

    • A.

      Fifty dollars

    • B.

      Forty-three dollars

    • C.

      Twenty dollars

    • D.

      Hundred dolars

    Correct Answer
    C. Twenty dollars
    Explanation
    Booth paid Charlie Lucas twenty dollars for renting a wagon and horses.

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  • 8. 

    Which event was a close call for Booth and Herold?

    • A.

      The 3 soliders that came out of the woods as they waited for William Rollins to get the boat ready.

    • B.

      When they stoped by Dr.Stuart's,and he warned then that the soliders were a few miles behind them.

    • C.

      As Both was crossing the river he saw a boat full of union solders headinghis way.

    Correct Answer
    A. The 3 soliders that came out of the woods as they waited for William Rollins to get the boat ready.
  • 9. 

    Why did the sixteenth New York Cavalry order a comission oficer, Lieutenant Edward P. Dophrey, to report to Luther Byron?

    • A.

      To help Luther come up with a new strategy.

    • B.

      To hand him notes of where Booth was headed.

    • C.

      Report that John Wikes Both was captured.

    • D.

      To hand them pictures of three suspects.

    Correct Answer
    D. To hand them pictures of three suspects.
    Explanation
    The sixteenth New York Cavalry ordered Lieutenant Edward P. Dophrey to report to Luther Byron in order to hand them pictures of three suspects. This suggests that the cavalry was in need of information on these suspects, possibly for identification or tracking purposes. The task of delivering the pictures implies that Lieutenant Dophrey had access to this crucial information and was trusted to deliver it to Luther Byron.

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  • 10. 

    What  was it that Powell did that shocked Booth.

    • A.

      That Powell didn't make a run for it.

    • B.

      The viciousness of the attack on Seward.

    • C.

      Powell turned himself in.

    • D.

      Powell never attacked Seward.

    Correct Answer
    B. The viciousness of the attack on Seward.
    Explanation
    Booth was shocked by the viciousness of the attack on Seward. This suggests that Powell did something during the attack that was unexpected or particularly brutal, causing Booth to be shocked.

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