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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. How does Garrison describe Douglass's nature?

2. What does Colonel Lloyd own that takes five men to maintain?

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

4. Garrison builds up Douglass as an icon of what movement?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is Douglass so concerned about his age?

4. What information does Douglass know about himself?

5. What is the West Indies Experiment?

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

7. Why does Phillips risk his life to be a part of the anti-slavery movement?

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

9. Who is William Lloyd Garrison?

10. What common practice upsets Douglass?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Douglass uses multiple themes that run through either part of or the whole book. An example of this is the hunger that he experiences. Choose one or more of the themes that Douglass uses and write about them.

Essay Topic 3

What is the significance of Douglass's relationship to Mrs. Auld? Is there more to the relationship than Mrs. Auld teaching him the alphabet? What does she represent for Douglass?

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