CFA-ELA- R.I. 9-10.1- Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
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by Cynthia Tucker
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R.I. 1 Lincolns Second Inaugural Address - 10 Questions
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Lines 10-15 justify Lincoln's purpose of
the brevity of the speech and focus on the future.
Why war is necessary.
convincing everyone to own slaves.
why the past is so important to dwell on.
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The function of lines 44-48 is
to shift the tone from balanced to righteous
to make Lincoln's personal feelings known
to blame the Union for the war.
to create unity and balance among all Americans.
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The chief purpose of lines 49-69 is to
contrast the motives of the North to the motives of the South.
encourage the populace that this war has not been waged in vain.
give a religious context to make sense of the battle on both sides.
provide a logical reason for continuing the Civil War.
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Lincoln's explanation for such a brief address can best be summarized as (11-15)
an inappropriate time for ceremony
there is little new information to share with the public
a need to focus on what the cause of the war- not the solution
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In lines 55-60 what does Lincoln suggest is the purpose of the Civil War?
to end slavery
to preserve the Union
to punish the country
to serve God
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The argument of the passage can best be described as
wanting to destroy the Southern "insurgents"
asking for God's forgiveness
finishing the work needed to reunite the country
declaring peace
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The tone of the passage starts off as _______________ and ends _____________.
angry, happy
somber, hopeful
militaristic, peaceful
joyful, apathetic
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In the passage, Lincoln discusses God from lines 40 to the end mostly to
encourage the war torn country to be more religious
contextualize the war as necessary by God's will.
show the populace that he believes in God.
reflect a feeling that the nation will never recover from the war.
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The tone of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address is best described as
hopeful and encouraging
defeated and sorrowful
apathetic and indifferent
angry and authoritative
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It can be inferred from Lincoln's concluding paragraph (86-95) that
Lincoln will let the South secede and continue slavery as their own country.
Lincoln wants the war to end and the country to reunite peacefully without slavery.
Lincoln will use even more force and plans for the war to last many more years.
Lincoln predicts many more wars in the future on the issue of human rights.
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