History Buff: Abraham Lincoln Quiz

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About This Quiz

Some historians consider Abraham Lincoln the greatest U.S. president ever. But how much do you know about the 16th president? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of the Great Emancipator.

Though Lincoln was born in Kentucky, his family moved when he was a young boy. Where did the Lincolns move after leaving Kentucky?

Illinois is the Land of Lincoln, but Abe and family didn't go there when they left Kentucky. Instead, they headed for Indiana.

What site might Lincoln aficionados visit in Lexington, Ky.?

Mary Todd lived with her family on Main Street in Lexington, Ky.

Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln had four sons, but only one survived to adulthood. Who was it?

Robert Todd Lincoln lived long enough to see the Lincoln Memorial dedicated in 1922.

Who advised Abraham Lincoln to grow his distinctive beard?

Neither Lincoln's girlfriend nor his wife had any hand in his facial hair; that honor belongs to 11-year-old Grace Bedell, who told the future president that a beard would make him more handsome.

How long did it take Abraham Lincoln to deliver the Gettysburg Address?

In just two minutes, Lincoln delivered one of the defining speeches of his career.

What was Lincoln's dog's name?

Though the Lincolns loved their dog Fido, he didn't make the move from Springfield to Washington, D.C. because he was scared of loud noises.

Who was Lincoln's first vice president?

Andrew Johnson was the vice president who succeeded Lincoln, but Hannibal Hamlin of Maine served as vice president during Lincoln's first term.

"A house divided against itself cannot stand." When did Lincoln make a speech using this biblical quote?

Lincoln delivered his House Divided speech in 1858, after accepting the Illinois Republican Party's nomination for U.S. Senator.

What was William Herndon's association with Abraham Lincoln?

After Lincoln's death, Herndon wrote a biography of his former law partner.

What play was Lincoln watching when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth?

Lincoln was shot during a performance of "Our American Cousin" on April 14, 1865.

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