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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Phillips compares the Mississippi Valley to a story in what publication?
(a) A letter.
(b) A newspaper.
(c) A journal.
(d) The Bible.

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

3. 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) William Lloyd Garrison.
(b) Frederick Douglass.
(c) Wendell Phillips.
(d) Daniel O'Connell.

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

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

6. What does the slave master who replaced Mr. Hopkins want to do?
(a) Increase his position with Colonel Lloyd.
(b) Buy his own farm.
(c) Keep his job by not being overly noticed.
(d) Earn enough money to buy his own slaves.

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

8. What type of writing is the second preface?
(a) A poem.
(b) An essay.
(c) A short story.
(d) A letter.

9. Who writes the second preface?
(a) Wendell Phillips.
(b) Daniel O'Connell.
(c) Frederick Douglass.
(d) William Lloyd Garrison.

10. What is the writer of the second preface famous for?
(a) Being a slave trainer.
(b) Being an anti-slavery orator.
(c) Writing.
(d) Being a slave master.

11. Why is Douglass shocked at seeing the female slave being beaten?
(a) He thinks she is nice.
(b) She is young and pregnant.
(c) He lives at the far end of the farm and is sheltered from these occurrences.
(d) He thinks the supervisor is a good man.

12. Who does Phillips watch being dragged off to be lynched?
(a) James McAlister.
(b) Frederick Douglass.
(c) Daniel O'Connell.
(d) William Lloyd Garrison.

13. What type of style does the First Preface take on?
(a) Conversational.
(b) Lecture.
(c) Forceful.
(d) A religious sermon.

14. What does Douglass compare the way slaves are treated to?
(a) Children.
(b) Uneducated people.
(c) Animals.
(d) Mules.

15. What does Douglass focus on describing in Chapter Three?
(a) Slave families attempt at staying together.
(b) The punishments slaves endure.
(c) The luxuries of slaveholders .
(d) His teenage years.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many years does Garrison publish his newspaper?

2. What is the female slave's name that Douglass describes being beaten by the supervisor?

3. How many farms does Colonel Edward Lloyd own?

4. While Douglass talks about slavery, what does he have flashbacks about?

5. How many slaves are at the main farm?

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