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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 ranked the same in value as the slaves?
2. What plan does Douglass decide not to give up on by the end of Chapter Eight?
3. What is the subject matter of two books that Douglass reads and finds interesting?
4. What does Douglass mainly do with his time off while working for Mr. Covey?
5. What does the slaveholder use as a way to justify slavery?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Douglass washing in the river symbolize?
2. Why does Douglass begin to see his learning to read as a curse?
3. What is Douglass's life like at first while working for Mr. Covey?
4. What is the situation that causes Douglass to go work for Mr. Walter Price?
5. What is Douglass's life as a young slave like?
6. Why is Douglass called back to his birth place?
7. Why is Douglass so captivated with Mrs. Auld?
8. Explain the hopefulness of Douglass in Chapter Five.
9. What does Thomas say is the worst thing Douglass does?
10. Why does Douglass say he sees more clearly the results of slavery?
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
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 3
Douglass uses irony throughout his book. Define irony and then discuss three examples of irony that Douglass uses. Why does Douglass use irony in describing his experiences as a slave?
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