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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. Who tries to help Douglass learn the alphabet?
2. What happens to Douglass at the end of Chapter Nine?
3. How is Douglass's new master in Chapter Nine different than Douglass' previous owners?
4. What happens to Douglass when Master Thomas has a conflict with his brother?
5. What is the job that Douglass performs for Daniel when he goes hunting?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the difference between a slave in the country versus one in the city?
2. Why does Douglass say he sees more clearly the results of slavery?
3. What is the point-of-view in Chapter Five?
4. Describe Master Thomas and explain why Douglass hopes he changes.
5. What is the situation that causes Douglass to go work for Mr. Walter Price?
6. What does Thomas say is the worst thing Douglass does?
7. What is Douglass's life like at first while working for Mr. Covey?
8. What does Douglass experiences for the first time in Chapter Nine?
9. Why does Douglass begin to see his learning to read as a curse?
10. What is Douglass's life as a young slave like?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Douglass describes situations, such as not wanting to put details about his escape route into his story for fear of other slaves not getting a chance to escape, that give the reader an idea about the type of person he is. Write about whom Douglass is and the type of character he has. Cite examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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