1. What state was
Lincoln born in?
2. To what city did
Lincoln take two trips on a flatboat during his late teens?
3. In what war did
Lincoln serve as the captain of his volunteer company?
4. In what year did
Lincoln first run for public office?
5. Who was Lincoln
rumored to have had a passionate romance with?
6. Which of the following
jobs did Lincoln NOT hold during the early 1830s?
7. What party did
Lincoln belong to during his first years in politics?
8. How old was Lincoln
when he got married?
9. Lincoln only owned
one house in his entire life. What city was this house in?
10. How many children
did the Lincolns have?
11. Of the following,
who was thought to be an illegitimate child?
12. What Kentucky
senator did Lincoln greatly admire?
13. In what year
was Lincoln elected to the House of Representatives?
14. What Democratic
senator emerged as Lincoln's main political rival in the 1850s?
15. What was the
name of the controversial policy outlined in the Kansas-Nebraska
16. What was the
name of the group opposed to slavery in all forms?
17. What important
Supreme Court decision declared slaves to be property, not citizens?
18. In 1858, which
state hosted a series of debates between Lincoln and Douglas?
19. Where did Lincoln
deliver an influential speech in February of 1860?
20. What party nominated
Lincoln for president in 1860?
21. In the 1860 presidential
election, Lincoln won what percentage of the popular vote?
22. Who was Lincoln's
vice president from 1861-1865?
23. What was the
first state to secede from the Union, on December 20, 1860?
24. Which senator
made an unsuccessful compromise proposal in December 1860?
25. Who directly
preceded Lincoln as president of the United States?
26. Where were the
first shots of the Civil War fired?
27. Where did the
Union army suffer its first major defeat?
28. What incident
caused tensions between the Union and Great Britain in November
29. Who was the president
of the Confederate States of America?
30. Which of the
following states did the Emancipation Proclamation apply to?
31. Which of the
following was NOT a nickname bestowed upon Lincoln?
32. Which of the
following bills was NOT signed into law by Lincoln?
33. Where did major
rioting occur against the Conscription Act in the summer of 1863?
34. What Union victory
prompted Lincoln to remark, "the father of waters again goes unvexed
to the sea"?
35. How long did
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address take to deliver?
36. Who did Lincoln
name as commander of all Union forces in March 1864?
37. What country
led a hostile takeover of Mexico in the spring of 1864?
38. Who did Lincoln
have a falling out with in 1864, only to nominate as Chief Justice
of the Supreme Court later that same year?
39. Who ran against
Lincoln for president in 1864?
40. What state was
admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864, in hopes of boosting
Lincoln's results in the electoral college?
41. In what speech
did Lincoln utter the famous expression "With malice toward none;
With charity toward all"?
42. What city did
Sherman burn in November 1864?
43. Which state's
re-application to the Union did Lincoln speak hopefully of in his
final public address?
44. Who assassinated
45. How old was Lincoln
when he died?
46. Where is Lincoln
47. Who succeeded
Lincoln as president of the United States?
48. Which of the
following amendments abolished slavery?
49. Which of Lincoln's
sons went on to become a successful lawyer and politician in his
50. Who is buried
in Grant's Tomb?