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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Douglass, what do the slaves strive for?
(a) To get an additional blanket.
(b) To work at the main farm.
(c) To be the head slave.
(d) To get extra food.

2. Who says, "I speak advisedly when I say this,--that killing a slave, or any colored person, in Talbot County, Maryland, is not treated as a crime, either by the courts or the community."
(a) Frederick Douglass.
(b) William Lloyd Garrison.
(c) Daniel O'Connell.
(d) Wendell Phillips.

3. What does Douglass describe in detail in Chapter Two?
(a) His mother and her parents.
(b) His aunts and uncles.
(c) His first masters and the farms he lives on.
(d) His brother and sisters.

4. Who is Frederick Douglass's first master?
(a) James O'Conner.
(b) Captain Anthony.
(c) William Lloyd Garrison.
(d) William Davenport.

5. When Mr. Lanman brags about the two killings what happens?
(a) Nothing.
(b) He has to set two slaves free.
(c) He has to pay a fine.
(d) He goes to jail for one night.

6. What does the father and son slave team take care of on the Colonel's farm?
(a) The carriages, horses, and stables.
(b) The garden.
(c) The cows and other farm animals.
(d) The pool.

7. Who does Douglass's first master oversee?
(a) Most of the overseers.
(b) Two of the overseers.
(c) All of the overseers.
(d) Three of the overseers.

8. In what city in Massachusetts does Garrison hear the speech about slavery?
(a) Boston.
(b) Springfield.
(c) Plymouth.
(d) Nantucket.

9. What is the possible real reason that the female slave was beaten?
(a) She steals some food.
(b) She is found with a male slave and her master is jealous.
(c) She is disobedent.
(d) She runs away, but is later caught.

10. What is Douglass concerned about in Chapter One?
(a) Being beaten.
(b) Not having enough food.
(c) His age.
(d) His Mom.

11. What extreme example does Douglass give in Chapter Four of what slaveholders are able to get away with?
(a) Overworking slaves.
(b) Beating slaves.
(c) Murdering slaves.
(d) Starving slaves.

12. How old does Douglass think he is in the First Chapter?
(a) 27 or 28 years old.
(b) 29 or 30 years old.
(c) 20 or 21 years old.
(d) 25 or 26 years old.

13. What is Douglass irritated with his mother for?
(a) For dying.
(b) For leaving him even though he knows she could not help it.
(c) Not telling him who his father is.
(d) For coming to visit him, knowing she could get beaten for it.

14. Garrison asks the reader for sympathy for whom?
(a) Himself.
(b) The "down-trodden victims."
(c) Frederick Douglass.
(d) The slaveholders.

15. What is Colonel Lloyd obsessed with?
(a) His crops.
(b) His hunting dogs.
(c) The care of his horses and carriage.
(d) The running of his farms.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which relatives' names does Douglass know?

2. What is the name of the newspaper Garrison publishes?

3. Why does the Colonel put tar on the fence?

4. How many overseers are there for the farms that Colonel Edward Lloyd owns?

5. Who does Phillips compare Douglass to?

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