History Buff: Abraham Lincoln Quiz

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

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What site might Lincoln aficionados visit in Lexington, Ky.?
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
Mary Todd Lincoln Home
Mary Todd lived with her family on Main Street in Lexington, Ky.
Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home

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Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln had four sons, but only one survived to adulthood. Who was it?
Edward Baker Lincoln
William Wallace Lincoln
Robert Todd Lincoln
Robert Todd Lincoln lived long enough to see the Lincoln Memorial dedicated in 1922.

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Who advised Abraham Lincoln to grow his distinctive beard?
Ann Rutledge
Grace Bedell
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.
Mary Todd Lincoln

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How long did it take Abraham Lincoln to deliver the Gettysburg Address?
Two minutes
In just two minutes, Lincoln delivered one of the defining speeches of his career.
20 minutes
Two hours

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What was Lincoln's dog's name?
McClellan
Orville
Fido
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.

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

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"A house divided against itself cannot stand." When did Lincoln make a speech using this biblical quote?
when he accepted his party's nomination for U.S. Senate
Lincoln delivered his House Divided speech in 1858, after accepting the Illinois Republican Party's nomination for U.S. Senator.
at his presidential inauguration
after signing the Emancipation Proclamation

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What was William Herndon's association with Abraham Lincoln?
He was a member of Lincoln's cabinet.
He was Lincoln's law partner in Illinois.
After Lincoln's death, Herndon wrote a biography of his former law partner.
He was one of the doctors who tended to Lincoln after he was shot.

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What play was Lincoln watching when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth?
"Our American Cousin"
Lincoln was shot during a performance of "Our American Cousin" on April 14, 1865.
"Oh, How the Mighty Have Fallen"
"Open Your Hearts and Lay Down Your Arms"

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