History Buff: Abraham Lincoln Quiz
by Staff
Some historians consider Abraham Lincoln the greatest U.S. president ever. But how much do you know about the 16th president? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of the Great Emancipator.

Though Lincoln was born in Kentucky, his family moved when he was a young boy. Where did the Lincolns move after leaving Kentucky?

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa

What site might Lincoln aficionados visit in Lexington, Ky.?

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
  • Mary Todd Lincoln Home
  • Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home

Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln had four sons, but only one survived to adulthood. Who was it?

  • Edward Baker Lincoln
  • William Wallace Lincoln
  • Robert Todd Lincoln

Who advised Abraham Lincoln to grow his distinctive beard?

  • Ann Rutledge
  • Grace Bedell
  • Mary Todd Lincoln

How long did it take Abraham Lincoln to deliver the Gettysburg Address?

  • Two minutes
  • 20 minutes
  • Two hours

What was Lincoln's dog's name?

  • McClellan
  • Orville
  • Fido

Who was Lincoln's first vice president?

  • Jefferson Davis
  • Hannibal Hamlin
  • Andrew Johnson

"A house divided against itself cannot stand." When did Lincoln make a speech using this biblical quote?

  • when he accepted his party's nomination for U.S. Senate
  • at his presidential inauguration
  • after signing the Emancipation Proclamation

What was William Herndon's association with Abraham Lincoln?

  • He was a member of Lincoln's cabinet.
  • He was Lincoln's law partner in Illinois.
  • He was one of the doctors who tended to Lincoln after he was shot.

What play was Lincoln watching when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth?

  • "Our American Cousin"
  • "Oh, How the Mighty Have Fallen"
  • "Open Your Hearts and Lay Down Your Arms"