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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does Douglas think Mr. Hopkins is replaced?
(a) He steals money.
(b) He steals liquor.
(c) He is not severe enough as a master.
(d) He is rude to Colonel Lloyd's children.

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

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

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

6. What is the female slave's name that Douglass describes being beaten by the supervisor?
(a) Aunt Hester.
(b) Ann Jester.
(c) Jan Harris.
(d) Arlene Henry.

7. What is Douglass's concern symbolic for?
(a) Feeling helpless.
(b) Loss of his identity.
(c) Not being loved.
(d) Lack of control.

8. 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) Wendell Phillips.
(c) Daniel O'Connell.
(d) William Lloyd Garrison.

9. What is the name of the overseer for the main farm house?
(a) Captain O'Connel.
(b) Colonel Edward Lloyd.
(c) Captain Anthony.
(d) Captain Jack.

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

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

12. What does Wendell Phillips do for a living?
(a) He is a soldier.
(b) He is a writer.
(c) He is a publisher.
(d) He is a lawyer.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Garrison describe Douglass's nature?

2. What does Garrison scream at the end of his sermon?

3. How does Douglass describe the slave master who replaces Mr. Hopkins?

4. In what time period of his life does Douglass's detailed descriptions in Chapter Two take place?

5. What type of language is used in the First Preface?

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