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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. Near what river is the main farm Douglass works on?
(a) Maryland River.
(b) Miles River.
(c) Mississippi River.
(d) Chippewa River.

2. Why does the Colonel put tar on the fence?
(a) To keep the animals away.
(b) To ruin the slaves only clothes if they try to climb it.
(c) To know if the slaves try to escape.
(d) To identify any slave that attempts to steal.

3. Who does Douglass's first master oversee?
(a) Three of the overseers.
(b) Two of the overseers.
(c) All of the overseers.
(d) Most of the overseers.

4. When is Garrison's newspaper published?
(a) Before, during, and after the Civil War.
(b) After the Civil War.
(c) Before the Civil War.
(d) During the Civil War.

5. What does the slave master who replaces Mr. Hopkins expect from the slaves?
(a) Silence.
(b) Obedience.
(c) Honesty.
(d) Fear.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the slave master who replaced Mr. Hopkins want to do?

2. How old does Douglass think he is in the First Chapter?

3. Who is Frederick Douglass's first master?

4. What happens when Phillips goes to the police about issues related to slavery?

5. What do the slaves produce on the main farm besides tobacco and corn?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Douglass point out about the adultery occurring between the masters and the female slaves?

4. What upsets Douglass about his mother's death?

5. Why does Garrison's Preface seem more like a religious sermon?

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

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

8. What is Colonel Lloyd's garden like?

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

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

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