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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Bill O'Reilly's History Quiz


O'Reilly's History Quiz
Week of 2/11
1. Which of the monikers below were nicknames for President Abraham Lincoln?
   The Great Emancipator
   Honest Abe
   The Rail-Splitter
   The Tycoon
   All of the above
2. On the night he was assassinated, Lincoln attended Fords Theater to see which play?
   Julius Caesar
   Our American Cousin
   Henry III
   King Cotton
3. Lincoln grew up in which three states?
   Kentucky, Illinois and Ohio
   Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois
   Illinois, Tennessee and Ohio
   Indiana, Tennessee and Ohio
   Ohio, Missouri and Illinois
4. The Lincoln Memorial was designed based on what famous structure?
   The Colosseum
   The Temple of Artemis
   The Roman Forum
   The Parthenon
   The Taj Mahal
5. Lincoln famously said in a debate, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Who was he debating?
   Stephen A. Douglas
   Dred Scott
   William Seward
   John C. Calhoun
   Jefferson Davis
6. Between Lincoln's election and his inauguration, which state announced that it would secede from the Union?
   South Carolina
7. Lincoln stands out as what?
   The oldest president
   The thinnest president
   The tallest president
   The youngest president
   The smartest president
8. Two years after the start of the Civil War, Lincoln signed what document?
   The Emancipation Proclamation
   The Thirteenth Amendment
   The Bill of Rights
   The Writ of Habeas Corpus
   The War Act
9. Lincoln spoke the following on what battlefield? "...that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom?and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
10. One of our most celebrated presidents, Lincoln was assassinated just five days after General Robert E. Lee surrendered. Who delivered the fatal shot?
   Lewis Powell
   Samuel Mudd
   John Wilkes Booth
   William Seward
   Edwin Booth

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