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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the African Fever?
(a) Malaria.
(b) Small Pox.
(c) Scarlet fever.
(d) Measles.

2. Where do most of Nash's students come from?
(a) From Europe.
(b) From a Congo slaver.
(c) From America.
(d) From a Liberian slaver.

3. What kind of temperament does Edward's wife have?
(a) Sweet and demure.
(b) Unbalanced and conniving.
(c) Thoughtful and quiet.
(d) Passive and shy.

4. Which character is first introduced in "The Pagan Coast"?
(a) Edward Williams.
(b) Madison Williams.
(c) Nash Williams
(d) Amelia Williams.

5. How do the Hoffmans intend to finance their travel?
(a) They intend to finance their travel by selling Martha.
(b) They intend to finance their travel by borrowing money.
(c) They intend to finance their travel by paying along the way.
(d) They intend to finance their travel by saving up the money through their farm.

6. Who is Martha's first husband?
(a) Chester.
(b) Lucas.
(c) Mr. Hoffman.
(d) Paul.

7. What time period did most of "West" take place in?
(a) 1800s.
(b) 1900s.
(c) 1700s.
(d) 1780s.

8. What is Madison Williams's occupation?
(a) He has no occupation.
(b) He is a missionary.
(c) A trading business.
(d) Farming.

9. What is the American Colonization Society?
(a) A missionary group.
(b) An African group.
(c) A democratic party.
(d) An abolitionist group.

10. Who does Martha fall in love with while in Kansas?
(a) Lucas.
(b) Mr. Hoffman.
(c) Mr. Randolph.
(d) Chester.

11. When was Edward Williams born?
(a) 1800.
(b) 1785.
(c) 1790.
(d) 1780.

12. What happens six weeks into the journey to California?
(a) The wagon breaks down.
(b) They arrive in California.
(c) The wagon master has to abandon Martha.
(d) They are gunned down.

13. What best describes Nash's style of writing?
(a) He doesn't write.
(b) Erudite and intellectual.
(c) Primitive.
(d) Crude.

14. What has become of most of the slaves who have repatriated to Monrovia?
(a) They have become successful missionaries.
(b) None of the above.
(c) They have become lazy and corrupted by vices.
(d) They have become successful farmers.

15. Who buys Martha after her master dies?
(a) Mr. Hoffman.
(b) Mr. Randolph.
(c) Lucas.
(d) Chester.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is California such an appealing place to Martha? Choose the best answer.

2. What is the name of Nash's first son?

3. What does the American Colonization Society do?

4. What Christian missionaries have been trying to steal Nash's converts?

5. Who tells Martha about the old master's death?

(see the answer keys)

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