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Mini-Quiz: Abraham Lincoln's Son and Assassinations (1864 - 1901)

by Ron Kurtus ( 2012)

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

1. Why did John Wilkes Booth save Robert Lincoln's life?

He was only angry at Abraham Lincoln, not Robert

He did not save Robert's life; it was his brother Edwin who did it

He needed a ride to the theatre

2. Why was Robert Lincoln along with President Garfield, when he was shot?

He was Garfield's Secretary of War and came to hear him speak

Since he had no children of his own, Garfield had adopted Robert

Robert was supposed to act as a shield

3. Why did Robert refuse further presidential invitations?

He didn't like the other presidents

He would have gone, if they would have asked him

He was afraid that something bad would happen again

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.

Coincidences can make history

Resources and references

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History Resources


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

Top-rated books on Abraham Lincoln

Top-rated books on James A. Garfield

Top-rated books on William McKinley

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