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Joan W. Blos
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Mr. Holt get away with reading The Liberator to the students?
(a) He disguises it as current events lessons.
(b) He does it after class hours.
(c) He gets permission from their parents.
(d) He gets permission from the minister.

2. What does Catherine see Mr. Holt doing with a group of boys one day?
(a) Practicing penmanship.
(b) Playing baseball.
(c) Rehearsing a play.
(d) Reading from The Liberator newspaper.

3. Who teaches Catherine and her sister housekeeping techniques?
(a) Mrs. Shipman.
(b) Mr. Hall.
(c) Her grandmother.
(d) Her aunt.

4. How old does Catherine turn in Chapter 8?
(a) 21.
(b) 16.
(c) 18.
(d) 14.

5. What special day does Mr. Hall tell Catherine about?
(a) Christmas Day.
(b) The day she was born.
(c) The day she was baptized.
(d) The day he married her mother.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Asa want to do with the runaway slave?

2. Who has a birthday in Chapter 8?

3. Who continues to receive punishment for stealing food?

4. What does Mrs. Shipman send to Mrs. Nelson?

5. Who becomes ill when the temperature drops?

Short Essay Questions

1. What job are men involved in as Chapter 9 begins?

2. What is the first journal entry in the book and by whom is it written?

3. What memories and feelings are stirred up as Matty turns 8?

4. Describe how Ann is becoming both physically and emotionally stronger since her arrival at the Hall household.

5. What news does Sophy tell her friends about where she will be going and why she is going there?

6. What has been stolen from the Shipmans' storeroom and who is accused of the theft?

7. What is the emotional turning point for Ann and Catherine's relationship?

8. What does Catherine see in one of Mr. Holt's newspapers that particularly upsets her?

9. Who arrives for a visit at the Shipman house and how do Catherine and Cassie enjoy this person's visit?

10. Describe the story of the rock slide that killed the Wiley family and the moral that can be told from it.

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