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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 later happens to the person whose offices and printing presses are destroyed?
(a) The person gets help and rebuilds what was destroyed.
(b) The person moves away.
(c) The person is murdered.
(d) The person goes to jail.

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

3. What does Phillips say he did while reading what Douglass had written?
(a) Trembled.
(b) Shook.
(c) Laughed.
(d) Cried.

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

5. Which relatives' names does Douglass know?
(a) His mother and her parents.
(b) His father and his uncle.
(c) His father and his parents.
(d) His mother and his aunt.

Short Answer Questions

1. What stays in Douglass's memory for the rest of his life?

2. What does the Colonel do when the slaves disrespect him?

3. About what age is Douglass when his mother dies?

4. How many slaves are at the main farm?

5. What is the "West Indies Experiment?"

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In the Preface, why does Mr. Garrison talk about a story that Daniel O'Connell has previously told?

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

4. Why does Phillips say he doesn't want to know Douglass's name or place of birth?

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

6. Describe the Great House Farm.

7. What is Colonel Lloyd's garden like?

8. What do the white children know that black slaves do not?

9. Describe in detail what is given to the slaves by the slaveholder.

10. Why is Douglass so concerned about his age?

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