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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. Who does Douglass begin Chapter One talking about?
(a) His brother and sister.
(b) His mother and her parents.
(c) His slave friend.
(d) His first master.

2. Garrison asks the reader for sympathy for whom?
(a) Frederick Douglass.
(b) The slaveholders.
(c) The "down-trodden victims."
(d) Himself.

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

4. Wendell Phillips is the son of a mayor of what city in Massachusetts?
(a) Boston.
(b) Nantucket.
(c) Plymouth.
(d) Springfield.

5. What does Wendell Phillips do for a living?
(a) He is a soldier.
(b) He is a lawyer.
(c) He is a publisher.
(d) He is a writer.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who helps Frederick Douglass with his writing?

2. What is the name of the overseer who Douglass describes as cursing all day and whose death was seen as a blessing?

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

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

5. At what age are slave children separated from their mothers?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is William Lloyd Garrison?

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

3. What does Phillips compare slaves to?

4. Why is Douglass so concerned about his age?

5. Why does Douglass begin to see his learning to read as a curse?

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

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

8. What is Douglass's life like at first while working for Mr. Covey?

9. How are Colonel Lloyd's horses and carriages cared for?

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

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