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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is ranked the same in value as the slaves?

2. Which slaveholders exhibit more morality?

3. Why does Douglass let his master's horse go?

4. Who is the new slaveholder in Chapter Nine that Douglass is not afraid to go to?

5. How many slaves has Mrs. Auld owned before?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Write about the women in Douglass's life, both well known and not so well known. Choose three or more women that Douglass knows and discuss how these women teach Douglass anything either through demonstration or first-hand experience. Also, explain any effects, if any, they have on him.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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