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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Captain Menendez address Polly, Amari, and Tidbit?
2. What do the stars symbolize for Amari in Part Seven?
3. What comment does Polly make in Part Ten about Amari's love for Tidbit?
4. When Amari reminds Polly that, because she is white, the indentured girl has a choice about which way to go, how does Polly respond?
5. What does Nathan tell Polly, Tidbit and Amari about Fort Mose?
Short Essay Questions
1. Is Fiona O'Reilly brave in her decision to help the children?
2. What does Inez mean when she says, "Troubles never be over chile...but it be good to share them with friends" (288)?
3. Do Amari and Polly become fast friends on their journey that begins in Part Seven? Why or why not?
4. How does Amari comfort Tidbit when he realizes in Part Eleven that he will most likely never see his mother again?
5. What does the St. Mary's River represent for each of the children?
6. What has Besa suffered since being sold into slavery, as shown in Part Nine?
7. Why might Hushpuppy's arrival in Part Six signal luck for the trip?
8. What choice does Polly have in the decision to go north or south in Part Seven?
9. What may happen to Clay at the end of Part Seven?
10. What does the potential alligator on the other side of the St. Mary's River in Part Eleven symbolize?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Contrast Noah and Mr. Derby and the way they treat Isabelle.
Essay Topic 2
Amari quickly discovers that being connected to friends is her main lifeline in this text. In an essay, describe how friendship plays a role in Amari and other characters' survival.
Essay Topic 3
Explore Isabelle Derby's life. Is she just as powerless as a slave, or does she possess an ability to create true change?
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