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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. Why does Grandfather not wake up?

2. What type of meeting is Eliza attending?

3. Who is Mrs. Flagg?

4. Where does the clerk threaten to take Mattie?

5. When are patients discharged?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Mattie and Grandfather learn at the newspaper office?

2. Why does Eliza feel that Philadelphia is the best city for free African Americans to live?

3. What did Grandfather find when he returned home to the coffeehouse?

4. What is Grandfather's response to the clerk when he suggests sending Mattie to the orphan hose?

5. Why does Mattie's mother want her to leave the room?

6. Grandfather feels that Nathaniel Benson must do something before he will ever be able to amount to anything. What is it that he feels he should do?

7. What does Grandfather want Mattie to do with the money he gives her?

8. The business at the coffeehouse has improved due to the fever therefore the Cook family has some extra money. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done with the money. What are their ideas?

9. Why does Mattie distrust Dr. Rowley?

10. How does Mattie try to catch fish in the stream?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Eliza and Mrs. Cook. In your essay:

1) Describe Eliza (focus on her physical appearance as well as her personality).

2) Describe Mrs. Cook focus on her physical appearance as well as her personality).

3) Analyze their similarities and differences.

Use specific examples from the text to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

Setting is important to the plot in this novel. Select three of the settings in the novel and:

1) Describe the setting in detail.

2) Discuss how it influence the plot and character development. Be sure to cite several examples from the novel to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 26 Mattie states, "Yellow Fever had certainly done away with vanity." What do you think she means by this statement? How would you have reacted if your "vanity" was taken away by disease? Why?

Be sure to cite specific examples from the novel to support your ideas.

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