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The Abraham Lincoln Quiz
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Are you a presidential history buff? Take our Abraham Lincoln quiz and find out how much you know about the Great Emancipator.

Where was Abraham Lincoln born?

  • New Salem, Illinois
  • Perry County, Indiana
  • Hodgenville, Kentucky

How many siblings did Abraham Lincoln have?

  • one
  • two
  • three

How old was Abraham Lincoln when his mother died?

  • 9 years old
  • 10 years old
  • 11 years old

True or false: Abraham Lincoln studied law at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

  • true
  • false

With which political party was Abraham Lincoln first affiliated?

  • Democratic
  • Whig
  • Republican

What year was Abraham Lincoln admitted to the bar and thereby allowed to practice law in Illinois?

  • 1835
  • 1836
  • 1837

During which speech did Abraham Lincoln say, "There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law"?

  • Lyceum Address
  • Cooper Union Address
  • Gettysburg Address

Who did Abraham Lincoln marry in 1842?

  • Anne Rutledge
  • Mary Owens
  • Mary Todd

How many children did Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln have?

  • three
  • four
  • five

Which national holiday did Abraham Lincoln establish?

  • Presidents' Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Thanksgiving

When was Abraham Lincoln elected president of the United States?

  • 1859
  • 1860
  • 1861

What invention did Abraham Lincoln receive a patent for in 1849?

  • a riverboat flotation system
  • a log splitter
  • a gas lamp

What year did the Civil War begin?

  • 1859
  • 1860
  • 1861

Who was Lincoln's friend and political rival in the 1860 election?

  • Andrew Johnson
  • Stephen Douglas
  • James Buchanan

True or false: Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States.

  • true
  • false

Who was the president of the Confederacy?

  • Robert E. Lee
  • Jefferson Davis
  • Nathan Bedford Forrest

Who did President Lincoln run against in the election of 1864?

  • George B. McClellan
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Ulysses S. Grant

What year did President Lincoln say, "Plainly, the central idea of secession is the essence of anarchy"?

  • 1856
  • 1861
  • 1865

What nickname did Abraham Lincoln acquire while practicing law in Illinois?

  • Honest Abe
  • Gentle Abe
  • Big Abe

What federal office did Abraham Lincoln hold before he was president?

  • U.S. senator
  • attorney general
  • U.S. representative

True or false: The Lincoln bedroom of the White House was used as the children's bedroom during Lincoln's presidency.

  • true
  • false

What rank did Abraham Lincoln hold during the Black Hawk War in 1832?

  • corporal
  • captain
  • sergeant

What political party did Abraham Lincoln belong to when he was elected president?

  • Republican
  • Whig
  • Democratic

When was the Secret Service created?

  • 1860
  • 1865
  • 1870

When did the Civil War end?

  • 1864
  • 1865
  • 1866

Where was President Lincoln when he was assassinated?

  • Washington Playhouse
  • Kennedy Opera House
  • Ford's Theatre

True or false: Mary Todd Lincoln was committed to a mental institution after Lincoln's assassination.

  • true
  • false

How did John Wilkes Booth die?

  • hanging
  • old age
  • shooting

Which speech by President Abraham Lincoln famously begins with the line, "Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation"?

  • House Divided speech
  • Gettysburg Address
  • Cooper Union speech

Who was sworn into office after President Lincoln was assassinated?

  • Andrew Johnson
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • James Buchanan