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Mini-Quiz: Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in 1863

by Ron Kurtus (revised 8 August 2005)

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

1. What does "four score" mean?

A "score" is 20 years, so it means 80 years ago

It was the score of the American pastime--baseball

Lincoln became confused and really meant to say "four miles"

2. What misconception did Lincoln make in his speech?

That a Civil War battle had been fought there

That the people could hear his voice above the noise

That no one will remember what was said there

3. What is so good about this speech?

It was a highly popular speech given many times by Lincoln

It is short and to the point, but yet poetic and readable

It cheered up a solemn crowd

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

Be patient, but persevere

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