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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What stays in Douglass's memory for the rest of his life?
(a) The images of slaves being hung.
(b) The emotional impact of babies being taken from their mothers.
(c) The images of the slaves being beaten.
(d) The emotional impact of the songs the slaves sing.

2. Garrison refers to Douglas as a man with...
(a) "Commanding stature."
(b) "High regard."
(c) "A body ravaged by time."
(d) "Little hope."

3. How many shirts does each working slave get for a year?
(a) One.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

4. In what time period of his life does Douglass's detailed descriptions in Chapter Two take place?
(a) When he meets his first love.
(b) His twenties.
(c) Two years of his childhood.
(d) His teenage years.

5. How does Garrison describe Douglass's nature?
(a) Disrespectful.
(b) Self-centered.
(c) Humble.
(d) Condescending.

6. Who does Phillips compare Douglass to?
(a) Civil War Soldiers.
(b) Preachers.
(c) Slave Masters.
(d) The writers of the Constitution.

7. Garrison builds up Douglass as an icon of what movement?
(a) Democratic.
(b) Abolitionist.
(c) Religious.
(d) Fundamentalist.

8. What brings tears to Douglass's eyes?
(a) The images of slaves being hung.
(b) The emotional impact of babies being taken from their mothers.
(c) The memory of slaves singing.
(d) The images of the slaves being beaten.

9. How many overseers are there for the farms that Colonel Edward Lloyd owns?
(a) There are two overseers for the farms.
(b) There is one overseer for every three farms and one main overseer for all.
(c) There is only one overseer .
(d) There is one overseer for each farm and one main overseer for all.

10. What rumor does Douglass tell about himself in Chapter one?
(a) His father is a lawyer.
(b) His father is a white man.
(c) His father is a slave trader.
(d) His father is a Civil War soldier.

11. What does the slave master who replaces Mr. Hopkins expect from the slaves?
(a) Honesty.
(b) Fear.
(c) Silence.
(d) Obedience.

12. What does the Colonel do when the slaves disrespect him?
(a) He reduces their water supply.
(b) He trades them away.
(c) He withholds food.
(d) He beats them.

13. What best defines what mulatto means?
(a) An adulterous relationship between a master and a slave.
(b) A person who is violent to slaves.
(c) A person who has one white parent and one blank parent.
(d) A slave child.

14. Who does Douglass's first master have as a supervisor?
(a) Mr. Garrison.
(b) Mr. Grady.
(c) Mr. Phillips.
(d) Mr. Plummer.

15. Where is the punishment of slaves and the food given out?
(a) Lloyd Farm House.
(b) Great House Farm.
(c) Lloyd Family Farm.
(d) At each of the farms.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Douglass, what do the slaves strive for?

2. What is Douglass irritated with his mother for?

3. What are the ships Phillips describes in the second preface carrying?

4. Which state does Frederick Douglass come from?

5. Who does Douglass's first master oversee?

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