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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 slave friend.
(b) His first master.
(c) His mother and her parents.
(d) His brother and sister.

2. Who does Phillips watch being dragged off to be lynched?
(a) William Lloyd Garrison.
(b) Frederick Douglass.
(c) Daniel O'Connell.
(d) James McAlister.

3. How many overseers are there for the farms that Colonel Edward Lloyd owns?
(a) There is only one overseer .
(b) There are two overseers for the farms.
(c) There is one overseer for each farm and one main overseer for all.
(d) There is one overseer for every three farms and one main overseer for all.

4. How old does Douglass think he is in the First Chapter?
(a) 25 or 26 years old.
(b) 29 or 30 years old.
(c) 20 or 21 years old.
(d) 27 or 28 years old.

5. Why does Douglas think Mr. Hopkins is replaced?
(a) He steals liquor.
(b) He steals money.
(c) He is rude to Colonel Lloyd's children.
(d) He is not severe enough as a master.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the slave who is killed in the water when he refuses to get out after being beaten?

2. What is Douglass concerned about in Chapter One?

3. What event does Phillips predict?

4. Who is Slave Master Mr. Hopkins replaced with?

5. How many slaves does Colonel Lloyd have in total?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Colonel Lloyd's garden like?

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

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

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

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

6. What information does Douglass know about himself?

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

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

9. Give two examples of slaves who are murdered that Douglass mentions in Chapter Four.

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

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