Test Your Knowledge About Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln Quizzes & Trivia

Test your Lincoln knowledge. Choose the correct word to fill in each blank on these quotes from Kentucky-born President Abraham Lincoln. Kwiz courtesy of Karen and Joshua Leet, authors of Civil War Lexington, Kentucky: Bluegrass Breeding Ground of Power, published by The History Press.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    “It is not best to _____ horses when crossing streams.”     A.       B.       C.
    • A. 

      Change

    • B. 

      Swap

    • C. 

      Replace

  • 2. 
    “I have always found that _____ bears richer fruits than strict justice.”
    • A. 

      Kindness

    • B. 

      Love

    • C. 

      Mercy

  • 3. 
    “Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that _____, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”
    • A. 

      Certainty

    • B. 

      Faith

    • C. 

      Hope

  • 4. 
    “To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but _____ ballots only, are necessary.”
    • A. 

      Peaceful

    • B. 

      Honest

    • C. 

      Wholehearted

  • 5. 
    “In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the _____ —honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve.”
    • A. 

      Whole

    • B. 

      Hopeless

    • C. 

      Free

  • 6. 
    “I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events _____ have  me.”
    • A. 

      Baffled

    • B. 

      Eluded

    • C. 

      Controlled

  • 7. 
    “With malice toward none, with _____ for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right …”
    • A. 

      Charity

    • B. 

      Mercy

    • C. 

      Fairness

  • 8. 
    “Plainly, the central idea of secession, is the essence of _____.”
    • A. 

      Anarchy

    • B. 

      Disaster

    • C. 

      Dissolution

  • 9. 
    “I have always hated slavery, I think as much as any _____.”
    • A. 

      Man

    • B. 

      Abolitionist

    • C. 

      Politician

  • 10. 
    “I think to lose  is nearly the same as to lose _____ the whole game.”
    • A. 

      Missouri

    • B. 

      Maryland

    • C. 

      Kentucky