The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Quiz

Test your knowledge of Honest Abe by taking our quiz! (Pssst... Look for hints throughout the Web site.)

Abraham Lincoln's funeral train traced a 1,600-mile trip from Washington, D.C., to Springfield, Illinois. How many days did the trip take to complete?

  • 7 days
  • 9 days
  • 11 days
  • 13 days
  • 15 days

In what year was the Pacific Railroad Act signed into law?

  • 1862
  • 1850
  • 1854
  • 1865
  • 1860

Abraham Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address aboard his train on the way from Washington, D.C., to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

  • True
  • False

What political party did Abraham Lincoln represent when he won the 1860 presidential election?

  • Whig Party
  • Republican Party
  • Democratic Party
  • Green Party
  • American Party

What United States paper currency features a portrait of Abraham Lincoln?

  • Ten dollar bill
  • Two dollar bill
  • One dollar bill
  • Five dollar bill
  • One hundred dollar bill

With Lincoln's signing of the Pacific Railroad Act he established Union Pacific. What other railroad did Lincoln establish?

  • Western Pacific
  • Central Pacific
  • Northern Pacific
  • Southern Pacific
  • Eastern Pacific

How many train cars were in Lincoln's funeral train consist?

  • Eight
  • Ten
  • Eleven
  • Fifteen
  • Four

Abraham Lincoln was the first president born outside of the 13 original colonies.

  • True
  • False

Abraham Lincoln is the only president to be granted a U.S. patent.

  • True
  • False

Abraham Lincoln was the first president of the United States to be assassinated while in office. In total, there have been four men assassinated while serving as U.S. president. Can you name the other three?

  • James Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy
  • John F. Kennedy, Harry Truman, and James Garfield
  • William McKinley, George Washington, and John Adams
  • James Garfield, Ronald Reagan, and Thomas Jefferson
  • James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, and James Polk