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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. Near what river is the main farm Douglass works on?
2. What is Douglass concerned about in Chapter One?
3. How many slaves does Colonel Lloyd have in total?
4. Who is Colonel Edward Lloyd?
5. Phillips compares the Mississippi Valley to a story in what publication?
Short Essay Questions
1. Give two examples of slaves who are murdered that Douglass mentions in Chapter Four.
2. What is the importance of Douglass knowing the slave master's family's names?
3. In the Preface, why does Mr. Garrison talk about a story that Daniel O'Connell has previously told?
4. What information does Douglass know about himself?
5. What does Douglass point out about the adultery occurring between the masters and the female slaves?
6. Why does Garrison's Preface seem more like a religious sermon?
7. What is the irony regarding the slaves wanting to work at the main farm?
8. How is Garrison's Preface different than other prefaces?
9. Who is Wendell Phillips?
10. What is the situation surrounding Demby's death?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
After escaping to freedom, Douglass becomes an anti-slavery speaker and writes a book on his life as a slave. Is Douglass exploiting his life as a slave for profit? Are the other abolitionists who encourage Douglass also exploiting him for their own purposes? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Douglass has had multiple masters throughout his life as a slave. Give examples of three of his masters and explain the effects they have on Douglass. Which master had the greatest effect on Douglas, and was that effect positive or negative?
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