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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the female slave's name that Douglass describes being beaten by the supervisor?

2. How many slaves are at the main farm?

3. Who writes the second preface?

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

5. Who writes the first preface of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave?

Short Essay Questions

1. Give and explain an example of irony that Douglass uses in Chapter Six.

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

3. Describe a separation that Douglass goes through in Chapter Eight.

4. What is the situation surrounding Demby's death?

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

6. Why is Douglass called back to his birth place?

7. What is Douglass's life like while with Mr. Freeland?

8. What is the situation that causes Mr. Covey to fear Douglass?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Define what an abolitionist is to Douglass. Describe giving examples of the risks abolitionists face and their possible reasons for doing so. Why does Douglass want to risk his new-found freedom to help with the anti-slavery movement?

Essay Topic 2

Every decision made determines the direction our life goes from that point forward. What are three examples of pivotal decisions Douglass makes throughout the narrative that greatly affect how his life turns out? Also, explain Douglass's reasoning for each of his decisions. Did they turn out the way he expected them to?

Essay Topic 3

Douglass discusses multiple people who have an effect in his life. Write about two or more of these people, explaining why they are important to Douglass and how they affected his life.

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