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Trivia Quiz - Abraham Lincoln - 16th US President: Pre-Presidential Life

Ten trivia questions on the personal life and career of Abraham Lincoln before he became President.

Quiz Number: 4977
Date Submitted: February 18, 2013
Quiz Categories: American History, American Presidents
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 55.9 percent
Times Taken: 321 times
Taken by Registered Users: 13
Quiz is about: Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln  16th US President Pre Presidential Life
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1. In which US state was Abraham Lincoln born?
  A.   Illinois
  B.   North Carolina
  C.   Kentucky
  D.   Tennessee

2. At which sport did Abe Lincoln excel as a young man?
  A.   axe throwing
  B.   bronco busting
  C.   swimming
  D.   wrestling

3. How did Abraham Lincoln's sister, Sarah die?
  A.   While giving birth
  B.   Scarlet fever
  C.   Drowned while crossing the Mississippi
  D.   Killed during a bank robbery

4. Lincoln's belief in organised religion has long been debated. Which writer is said to have influenced his thinking?
  A.   Montaigne
  B.   Voltaire
  C.   Socrates
  D.   Thomas Paine

5. Abraham Lincoln served as captain of the Coles County Company in Kentucky. What disease did he fear he contracted during this time?
  A.   typhoid fever
  B.   syphilis
  C.   smallpox
  D.   cholera

6. Which woman has been rumored to be Abe Lincoln's first and only true love?
  A.   Mary Stewart
  B.   Jane Harding
  C.   Helen Maxwell
  D.   Ann Rutledge

7. In 1833 Lincoln was appointed Postmaster at New Salem by which US President?
  A.   Andrew Jackson
  B.   James Polk
  C.   James Monroe
  D.   John Quincy Adams

8. Which contemporary of Abraham Lincoln's almost proposed marriage to Lincoln's future wife, Mary Todd?
  A.   Henry Clay
  B.   James Polk
  C.   Zachary Taylor
  D.   Stephen Douglas

9. Which description best describes the marriage between Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd?
  A.   One of love and devotion
  B.   A marriage of equals
  C.   Domestic hell on earth
  D.   A marriage made in heaven

10. Which of Abraham Lincoln's sons was the only one to survive into adulthood?
  A.   Robert
  B.   Edward
  C.   William
  D.   Thomas®   

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