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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Lina sense when she first sees the blacksmith and Florens?
(a) There will be trouble.
(b) He will hurt them.
(c) They will be a good match.
(d) He will help them.

2. Why is Florens so excited to go get the blacksmith for Rebekka?
(a) She will get to see her mother.
(b) He is her lover.
(c) He can save her master.
(d) She wants to leave the farm.

3. How did Rebekka get sick?
(a) Her husband got sick.
(b) A slave was sick.
(c) She ate at a contaminated restaurant.
(d) Her son got sick at school.

4. How does Florens calm her fears while heading to get the blacksmith?
(a) She remembers her mother.
(b) She thinks of her lover.
(c) She writes a book.
(d) She sings songs.

5. Who does Florens have to escape from while getting the blacksmith?
(a) Runaway slaves.
(b) The D'Ortegas.
(c) Police men.
(d) Drunk men.

6. What kind of people did Rebekka avoid in Virginia?
(a) All of these.
(b) Religious people.
(c) Poor people.
(d) Savages.

7. What did Jacob not agree with in the government?
(a) The National Bank.
(b) The Constitution.
(c) The laws of slavery.
(d) The brewing war.

8. Why is Florens sent to get the blacksmith for Rebekka?
(a) He knows about medicine.
(b) He is free.
(c) He can keep secrets.
(d) He has had and survived small pox.

9. What changed Lina's opinions of Jacob?
(a) When he had a child.
(b) When he started buying slaves.
(c) When he got married.
(d) When he became a farmer.

10. What does Senhora do that bothers Jacob?
(a) Talks all the time.
(b) Swears.
(c) Hums.
(d) Beats the slaves.

11. How does Rebekka feel about her marriage to Jacob?
(a) She is lucky.
(b) She pined for another man.
(c) She got used to it.
(d) She hated him.

12. What does Jacob make sure of before getting slaves?
(a) That they have had the measles.
(b) That they are healthy.
(c) That they are orphans.
(d) That they are Christians.

13. What did Rebekka not like about Summer in Virginia?
(a) The humidity.
(b) The animals.
(c) The bugs.
(d) The heat.

14. With whom does Lina have a close friendship?
(a) Sorrow.
(b) Sully.
(c) Rebekka.
(d) Florens.

15. How did Rebekka feel about her life at sea?
(a) She was ashamed of it.
(b) She had good and bad days.
(c) She didn't like it.
(d) She loved it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Jacob build for his new bride?

2. What hurts Lina's feelings when Rebekka is sick?

3. What is Florens doing at the beginning of the book?

4. What animal once threatened Rebekka?

5. What does Reverend Father teach Florens?

(see the answer keys)

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