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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. According to Douglass, what do the slaves strive for?
2. Why do the slaves say kind words about their masters?
3. What type of style does the First Preface take on?
4. What is the name of the main farm house that Colonel Edward Lloyd owns?
5. What is the name of the newspaper Garrison publishes?
Short Essay Questions
1. In the Preface, how does Garrison describe Douglass?
2. What is the punishment, if any, for killing a slave?
3. Who is William Lloyd Garrison?
4. Why does Phillips risk his life to be a part of the anti-slavery movement?
5. Why is Douglass so concerned about his age?
6. What does Philips say about Douglass and his life of slavery?
7. How does Douglass compare slaves to animals?
8. Describe in detail what is given to the slaves by the slaveholder.
9. What does Phillips compare slaves to?
10. Why does Garrison make Douglass seem to be so important to the abolitionist movement?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
At various times throughout Douglass's life, he finds a way to continue to hope, which carries him on in his difficult life as a slave. Discuss three or more examples and the circumstances around these situations. Why is Hope so vital to Douglass and other slaves?
Essay Topic 2
Douglass refers to his faith throughout the book. On the other hand, he criticizes the slaveholders for their meanness in relation to their own faith. Discuss the irony in these situations and how Douglass manages to keep his faith despite the circumstances.
Essay Topic 3
Douglass makes it clear that he thinks slaveholders use their faith as a means to justify slavery. Give three examples and explain the circumstances surrounding how slaveholders justify slavery with their faith.
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