Chasing Lincoln's Killer Practice Questions

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Who is the Secretary of State?

William Seward

Who attacked the Secretary of State?

Lewis Powell

Who answers the door and attempts to keep the intruder from going upstairs in Seward's home?

William Bell

Name two family members who try to protect Seward.

Fanny and Augustus Seward

Which officer was in the room with Seward and his Daughter?

Sergeant Robinson

With what did Powell attack Seward?

Knife

Who is partners with Powell?

David Herold

Who is supposed to assassinate Johnson?

George Atzerodt

Who is the doctor who attends Lincoln after he is shot?

Dr. Charles Leale

Name the actress who comes into the balcony box and cradles the president's head in her lap.

Laura Keene

Name the audience member who chases Booth.

Joseph Stewart

Where does Booth say he lives in order to get past the bridge?

Charles County

Where did Lincoln die?

The Peterson House

Who, besides Booth, persuades the guard to let him cross the bridge?

David Herold

Who helps Booth with his injured leg?

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd

Who provided the conspirators with firearms?

Mary and John Surratt

Where do Booth and Herold meet?

Soper's Hill

The assassination of Lincoln took place at...

Ford's Theater

Does Dr. Mudd know that Booth had killed Lincoln when he invites them in his house?

No

April 14, 1865. It was Good Friday and the Lincolns were at the Ford Theatre. What happened?

Lincoln's assassination

John W. Booth carried what two weapons?

Deringer pistol and Bowie knife

John Wilkes Booth profession was that of a(n) ___________.

actor

__________ was suppose to attend the play with the Lincolns, but didn't.

Ulysses S. Grant

______________ was to kill Vice President Johnson.

George Atzerodt

______________ was to kill Secretary of State, William H. Seward.

Lewis Powell

______________ was to assist Powell in getting to Seward's home and getting out of the city. Powell did not know the map or layout of the city of Washington.

David Herold

What is Gideon Welles' position?

Secretary of the Navy

Who was the war surgeon who went to the theater that night just to get a glimpse of Lincoln?

Dr. Charles Leale

___________ has a townhouse in D.C. and a tavern in Surrattsville where she hides guns and ammunition that confederate sympathizers need.

Mary Surratt

___________ is the son of Mary Surratt, he was a confederate secret agent and had worked on past plots to capture and assassinate the president.

John Surratt

Major W.H. Smith went to _________ to arrest Mary Surratt.

Surratt's boarding house

________ had been hiding in Washington, trying to find a means of escape.

Lewis Powell

Lewis Powell tried to tell Major W.H. Smith that he was at the Surratt's boarding house to fix the _______.

Gutter

_________ betrayed Lewis Powell by telling the Major Smith that she did not know him.

Mary Surratt

After questioning Mary Surratt was sent to the ______.

Old Capital Prison

Most of the conspirators were imprisoned at the _________ to avoid the large crowds.

Old Arsenal Penitentiary

Who was holding Booth's horse's reins in the alley behind the theatre? He also had a long association with Booth.

Edman Spangler

The newspaper didn't post the _______ explaining why Booth killed Lincoln.

letter

The newspaper identified _________ as Seward's attacker.

John Surratt

_________ was a Confederate officer who told Booth and Herold about the man who could help them get across the Potomac River.

Captain Samuel Cox

__________ was a confederate secret service veteran who helped Herold and Booth across the Potomac.

Thomas Jones

When was Lincoln's funeral?

April 19th

Where was Lincoln's funeral held?

Capitol building

_________ was found at his cousin's house in bed.

George Atzerodt

How much did Stanton offer for Lincoln's killers?

$100,000

The President's body was sent to ________ for burial.

Springfield

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