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Elijah of Buxton Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Christopher Paul Curtis
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In which direction does the preacher insist on going to look for the slave catchers in chapter 4?



2. What does Elijah think scares away the small fish and attracts the big fish?



3. What happened to Mr. Leroy's daughter?



4. Where did Cooter see Mr. Travis on the Saturday before the opening of chapter 6?



5. Who first showed Elijah the lake where he fishes and swims?



Short Essay Questions

1. Who refuses to help Elijah free the slaves at East Lee stable? Why?



2. What tragedy does Elijah describe from Mrs. Brown's recent past?



3. For what reason are the children sent home early from school at the beginning of chapter 4?



4. Why was MaWee replaced by a local white child in Madame Sabbar's act?



5. Who suddenly appears in Buxton with a fancy new gun in chapter 4?



6. What do Elijah and Mr. Leroy learn when they arrive in village in Michigan where Mr. Highgate was shot?



7. What does Elijah plan to do with fish he has caught? Who talks him out of four of his fish?



8. What happens to Mr. Leroy as he and Elijah prepare to go to East Lee stable in chapter 20?



9. Who is Samuel? How does Samuel perform for Elijah and the preacher?



10. Why does Elijah tell the villagers in chapter 20 that he has an aunt waiting for him close by?



Essay Topics

Who is Cooter? What kind of trouble does Cooter often find himself in? Why? Why does the schoolteacher dislike Cooter? Who is Cooter's best friend? What are some of the things they do together? How does this contrast with the childhoods these children's parents have had? Why do you think the author shows so much of these children's relatively carefree lives?

Compare and contrast the preacher to the white slave holder who informs Mrs. Holton of her husband's death. In this comparison list the cruelties each has committed and how they compare to one another, how they impact the people of Buxton and others, and the ways in which they are different. Discuss as well reasons why the author might have felt the need to offers these two representations of such cruelties.

Discuss one of the following relationships in an essay using quotes to support your conclusions:

1) Elijah and the preacher

2) Elijah and Mr. Leroy

3) Elijah and his parents.

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