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

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

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

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

5. What does Douglass describe in detail in Chapter Two?
(a) His mother and her parents.
(b) His brother and sisters.
(c) His first masters and the farms he lives on.
(d) His aunts and uncles.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose offices and printing presses are destroyed in the Second Preface?

2. How many slaves are at the main farm?

3. Who helps Frederick Douglass with his writing?

4. Who is Frederick Douglass's first master?

5. Near what river is the main farm Douglass works on?

Short Essay Questions

1. What common practice upsets Douglass?

2. How is Garrison's Preface different than other prefaces?

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

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

5. Who is William Lloyd Garrison?

6. Who is Austin Gore?

7. Why is Douglass so concerned about his age?

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

9. Why does Garrison make Douglass seem to be so important to the abolitionist movement?

10. What does Douglass mention in particular about the slaves suffering?

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