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Philippa Gregory
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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. What was Josiah's father considered when he originally bought his home and warehouse?
(a) A Thief.
(b) A Pirate.
(c) A Privateer.
(d) A Lawyer.

2. How does Frances feel about the arrival of the slaves?
(a) She feels depressed.
(b) She feels young and invigorated.
(c) She feels tired.
(d) She feels sick and sad.

3. When Sarah and Frances lunch with Sir Charles, what do they persuade Sir Charles to do?
(a) Purchase all their slaves.
(b) Have Lord Scott manage his money.
(c) Invite them for dinner.
(d) Give them his expensive rum punch recipe.

4. What was Frances's job prior to marrying Josiah?
(a) Governess.
(b) Nurse.
(c) Beautician.
(d) Maid.

5. What message is Mehuru delivering to villages in Chapter 2?
(a) To sell only sugar to the white man.
(b) To stop selling sugar to the white man.
(c) To stop slave trading with the white man.
(d) To continue slave trading with the white man.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Sir Charles's daughter?

2. What does Frances want for the slaves?

3. What is the relationship between Lord Scott and Frances?

4. What traded "good" does Sarah say will make the best profit?

5. What fruit does Frances give Mehuru?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do you think Josiah Cole feels towards Sir Charles?

2. What is Frances conflicted about when it comes to slavery?

3. What does it mean when Mehuru taps on the table in order to communicate to the others?

4. What does Frances learn about the slaves when they arrive at her home?

5. What dream does Mehuru have that comes true?

6. After Siko and Mehuru are taken, what does Mehuru assume will happen once he can speak with someone of authority?

7. How does Sarah feel about moving into a new home and away from their Quayside apartment?

8. What does Sir Charles believe about slaves?

9. What happens to Mehuru and Siko at the beginning of the novel?

10. Describe the letter correspondence that occurs between Josiah Cole and Frances Scott.

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