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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many house servants does Colonel Lloyd have?
(a) Five or ten.
(b) Ten or fifteen .
(c) Twenty or twenty five.
(d) Eight or ten.

2. What is a teenage girl in Douglass's own family killed for?
(a) Feeding the house animals too much.
(b) Talking to the masters children.
(c) Not properly cleaning the kitchen.
(d) Falling asleep while babysitting.

3. How long is the food that is given to the adult slaves suppose to last?
(a) One week.
(b) Two weeks.
(c) One month.
(d) Two months.

4. What does Colonel Lloyd do about one of his slaves getting killed?
(a) He turns the slave master in to the authorities.
(b) He makes the slave master pay the cost of the slave.
(c) He fires the slave master.
(d) He does nothing and lets the incident pass.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Douglass focus on describing in Chapter Three?

2. What is the name of the main farm house that Colonel Edward Lloyd owns?

3. Who is Frederick Douglass's first master?

4. Phillips compares the Mississippi Valley to a story in what publication?

5. Who does Douglass's first master have as a supervisor?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Phillips compare slaves to?

2. What is the importance of Douglass knowing the slave master's family's names?

3. What is the punishment, if any, for killing a slave?

4. What common practice upsets Douglass?

5. In the Preface, how does Garrison describe Douglass?

6. Why do the slaves claim that their master is better than other slaves' masters?

7. Why does Phillips risk his life to be a part of the anti-slavery movement?

8. What does Philips say about Douglass and his life of slavery?

9. What is Colonel Lloyd's garden like?

10. What is the importance of the songs that slaves sing?

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