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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. What advice does Dr. Hoskins give Polly, Tidbit and Amari in Part Seven?
2. What does King Philip want from the citizens of Fort Mose?
3. When the children realize they must traverse a swamp in Part Eight, what is a reaction they do NOT have?
4. How do Polly, Tidbit and Amari approach the entrance to Fort Mose?
5. When Amari reminds Polly that, because she is white, the indentured girl has a choice about which way to go, how does Polly respond?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Inez mean when she says, "Troubles never be over chile...but it be good to share them with friends" (288)?
2. Describe the plan the children devise for escaping Nathan's father.
3. Do Amari and Polly become fast friends on their journey that begins in Part Seven? Why or why not?
4. What about Amari's condition surprises Fiona O'Reilly? What does this prove about her character?
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. Is Fiona O'Reilly brave in her decision to help the children?
8. How does Amari comfort Tidbit when he realizes in Part Eleven that he will most likely never see his mother again?
9. What choice does Polly have in the decision to go north or south in Part Seven?
10. Why does Dr. Hoskins feel so guilty in Part Seven?
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
Evaluate Dr. Hoskins's beliefs about slavery.
Essay Topic 3
In an essay, evaluate the statement that "freedom is a delicate idea, like a pretty leaf in the air: It's hard to catch and may not be what you thought when you get it" (283).
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