Flash for Freedom! Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 was the name of Flashman's school?

2. What color is Fanny's hair?

3. What kind of work does Crixus compare freeing slaves to?

4. What does Flashman say could endanger prosecution?

5. What does Lincoln take Flashman aside to talk about?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Flashman plan to escape at the end of Chapter 6?

2. How does Flashman get the Americans on his side?

3. What does the reader learn about Amazons in this section?

4. Why does Flashman think Elspeth's child is not his?

5. How does Spring deal with the slaves once they are aboard the ship?

6. In what way does life aboard the ship worsen as she enters the Carribbean?

7. Why does Flashman think people against the slave trade are full of hypocrisy?

8. What regrets does Spring have about his life?

9. How does Susie Willnick help out Flashman?

10. What does the U.S. Navy do with Flashman in this section?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What were the arguments for and against slavery in the 1850s? What are Fraser's opinions on putting an end to slavery in the 1850s and how does he express them? Do you agree or disagree with Fraser's opinion?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the book's reception in three different countries including the country the book was written. How do their opinions about the books differ? Was the book more influential in one country than another? If so, why?

Essay Topic 3

The author wrote FLASH FOR FREEDOM! in the first person. Why do you think the author chose to write the story in the first person? How do you think the meaning of the story would change if the author wrote it in the third person?

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