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Mini-Quiz: Failures of Abraham Lincoln (1800s)

by Ron Kurtus (revised 11 October 2011)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. How did Lincoln show his potential as a young man?

By convincing others he was older than he looked

By being elected to office while only in his 20s

By continuing on after being defeated in everything he tried

2. What was a reason Lincoln did not get elected to Congress the first time?

It was a political agreement that Whigs would take turns in the position

It failed to show up at various campaign meetings

Many Whigs did not like his looks and refused to vote for an outsider

3. What is truly inspiring about Lincoln's life?

He was a complete failure even if he was elected to be president

It shows that even a tall, skinny man can be elected to public office

He got involved and worked his way up to become president

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in History. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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Top-rated books on Abraham Lincoln

Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard; Henry Holt and Co. (2011) - Best seller

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