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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. Where does Martha start out earlier in life?
(a) Kansas
(b) Canada.
(c) California..
(d) The American South.

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

3. Where does the person who finds Martha in the doorway take her?
(a) To Denver, Colorado.
(b) To a cabin.
(c) To their own home.
(d) To California.

4. What happens to Martha's boyfriend?
(a) He marries her.
(b) He leaves her.
(c) He is killed in war.
(d) He is killed in a poker dispute.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Edward hire to run errands for him?

2. What is Martha's daughter's name?

3. Who buys Martha after her master dies?

4. What happens six weeks into the journey to California?

5. Where was Martha's husband sold?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the relation between Madison Williams and Edward Williams.

2. What illness has killed many slaves?

3. When and where was the last time Martha saw her husband and daughter?

4. Briefly describe the journey that Edward Williams takes to find Nash.

5. Where did Nash Williams first settle in Africa, and what did he do there?

6. Where does Nash Williams settle in his second year in Africa in "The Pagan Coast"?

7. What is the Voice of Africa?

8. What happens to Martha at the end of "West"?

9. Describe Cleo Hoffman.

10. What happens to most of the letters that Nash Williams writes to Edward Wiliams?

(see the answer keys)

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