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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 is a main theme that Douglass uses in Chapter Three?
(a) Slavery makes people feel less than human.
(b) Hunger will cause people to do almost anything.
(c) Competition brings out the best in people.
(d) Love can come from unexpected sources.

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

3. How many years does Garrison publish his newspaper?
(a) 15 years.
(b) 35 years.
(c) 25 years.
(d) 10 years.

4. What is the writer of the second preface famous for?
(a) Being an anti-slavery orator.
(b) Being a slave trainer.
(c) Writing.
(d) Being a slave master.

5. What is one of the contrasting effects of slavery that Douglass suffers, according to Garrison?
(a) "A life not worth living."
(b) "No formal education."
(c) "Loses his soul."
(d) "Trembling in fear for his safety."

Short Answer Questions

1. When is Garrison's newspaper published?

2. What later happens to the person whose offices and printing presses are destroyed?

3. How many house servants does Colonel Lloyd have?

4. What does Douglass compare the way slaves are treated to?

5. What is the competition among the slaves?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who is William Lloyd Garrison?

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

4. What does Phillips compare slaves to?

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

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

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

8. What information does Douglass know about himself?

9. Who is Austin Gore?

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

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