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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Douglass use of Master Thomas's to help him write?
(a) History book.
(b) Newspaper.
(c) Notebook.
(d) Spelling book.

2. Why is Douglass's new master in Chapter Nine different than his previous owners?
(a) He is an abolitionist.
(b) He became a slaveholder when he was older through marriage.
(c) He wants to abide by his wife's wishes and treat the slaves well.
(d) He likes Douglass and treats him better than the other slaves.

3. What happens to Douglass at the end of Chapter Nine?
(a) He is sold to a new master.
(b) He runs away.
(c) He's lent to a slaveholder to be taught how to obey.
(d) He is traded to a new master for a horse.

4. What is Douglass most upset about by the end of Chapter Eight?
(a) He still has not tried to escape.
(b) That his grandmother is mistreated.
(c) He has to go work in the fields.
(d) That his first slaveholder doesn't put him in his will.

5. Who is the new slaveholder in Chapter Nine that Douglass is not afraid to go to?
(a) Mr. Covey.
(b) Mr. Johnson.
(c) Mr. Leonard.
(d) Mr. Carry.

6. Who became an abusive alcoholic?
(a) Master Hugh.
(b) Master Thomas.
(c) Master Andrew.
(d) Master Lloyd.

7. Approximately how old is Douglass when he goes back to his birth place?
(a) Five.
(b) Ten.
(c) Seventeen.
(d) Fifteen.

8. What is Douglass's job on Mr. Covey's farm?
(a) Caring for the slaveholder's family.
(b) Repairing the barn.
(c) A field worker.
(d) Taking care of barn animals.

9. What does Douglass get to eat as a child on the plantation?
(a) Beans.
(b) Bread.
(c) Table scraps.
(d) Mush.

10. What does Douglass start to go through in Chapter Nine that is new to him?
(a) Extreme hunger.
(b) Less work and more time to play.
(c) More freedom.
(d) Extreme beatings.

11. What does Douglass trade to learn new written words?
(a) Bread.
(b) Paper.
(c) A piece of candy.
(d) Water.

12. Who is Whittier?
(a) A poet.
(b) A slaveholder.
(c) A doctor.
(d) A lawyer.

13. What plan does Douglass decide not to give up on by the end of Chapter Eight?
(a) To help his grandmother.
(b) To learn to read.
(c) To learn to write.
(d) To be free.

14. What does Douglass vow to do during Chapter Six?
(a) Go to school.
(b) Learn to read.
(c) Learn to count money.
(d) Earn his freedom.

15. What does Douglass hope for by going to the new farm where he is lent to a man for a year?
(a) To have more time to read.
(b) To have the chance to run away.
(c) To be beaten less.
(d) To have more food.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Douglass have to fight with to get his daily food?

2. In Chapter Five, why does Douglass not get treated as poorly as the other slaves?

3. Why does Douglass have to go back to his birth place?

4. What does Douglass use to practice his writing?

5. What does Douglass compare the treatment of slaves in the city to?

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