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Who wrote The Gettysburg Address?
a) Abraham Lincoln
b) James Madison
c) Jefferson Davis
d) Robert E. Lee

'Four score and seven years ago' is equal to:
a) 77
b) 87
c) 97
d) 127

'All men are created equal' is a quote from which document:
a) The Articles of Confederation
b) The U.S. Constitution
c) The Declaration of Independence
d) The Bible

The word 'dedicate' is repeated throughout the speech. To 'dedicate' means to:
a) give away something
b) devote something or someone for a specific purpose
c) determine the goal of the war
d) understand or comprehend

Lincoln repeats 'we' throughout the speech. Who is he referring to?
a) We the soldiers
b) We the government
c) We the people
d) We the children

How long is The Gettysburg Address?
a) 1,000 words
b) 25 words
c) 500 words
d) 269 words

In the line 'final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live', Lincoln compares:
a) life vs. death
b) north vs. south
c) nation vs. self

'poor power' is an example of:
a) hyperbole
b) alliteration
c) personification

Lincoln repeats the word 'here' 8 times in the short speech. Why?
a) No reason.
b) It was Lincoln's favorite word.
c) Repetition is a powerful way to deliver meaning.
d) Gettysburg was the capital of the US.

When Lincoln says, 'these dead shall not have died in vain' , he means:
a) The soldier's death was not meaningless.
b) The war is over.
c) The North won the war.
d) No one cares about the soldiers.

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