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Mini-Quiz: Similarities Between the Assassinations of Kennedy and Lincoln

by Ron Kurtus (revised 9 August 2015)

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

1. What does the similarity between Lincoln and Kennedy show?

They were really the same person

History repeats itself every 100 years

Sometimes unusual similarities or coincidences can be found in history

2. What was a major difference between Lincoln and Kennedy?

Lincoln was very tall and Kennedy was a short man

Lincoln was a Republican and Kennedy was a Democrat

Lincoln was clean-shaven and Kennedy had a beard

3. How were Booth and Oswald similar?

Booth sold newspapers and Oswald once read a newspaper

There really hasn't been much found on their similarities

Both men traveled to Russia before the assassination

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.

Sometimes strange things occur

Resources and references

The following are resources on this topic.


Analysis of Comparison - From Snopes site on Urban Legends

Biography of Abraham Lincoln - from the White House site

Chronology of Lincoln's Life

Biography of John F. Kennedy - from the White House site

John F. Kennedy Library site

The Strange Life of Lee Harvey Oswald - Biography


(Notice: The School for Champions may earn commissions from book purchases)

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

Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard; Henry Holt and Co. (2012)

Lincoln by David Herbert Donald; Simon & Schuster (1996) $18.00 - Good biography by Pulitzer prize winning author

American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies by Michael W. Kauffman; Random House (2004) $29.95 - Thorough review of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln

John F. Kennedy: A Biography by Michael O'Brien; Thomas Dunne Books (2005) $35.00 - Extensive biography

JFK Myths by Larry M. Sturdivan; Paragon House Publishers (2005) $19.95 - A scientific investigation of the Kennedy assassination

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