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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Douglass's new master in Chapter Nine different than his previous owners?

2. Who are the Thomases?

3. What plan does Douglass decide not to give up on by the end of Chapter Eight?

4. Where is Douglass sent to live in order to help a relative of his master?

5. What is the job that Douglass performs for Daniel when he goes hunting?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Douglass uses symbolism throughout his book. Define symbolism and discuss three examples of its use by Douglass.

Essay Topic 2

The slave masters tears down and strips the slaves of their personalities. How is this process accomplished by the slave masters? Is this an effective method of controlling the slaves? Why or Why not?

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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