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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What special day occurred at the end of the month, according to the narrator in Chapter 3: “Six Years Old”?
(a) Arbor day.
(b) Issue day.
(c) Remission day.
(d) Tax day.

2. According to the narrator in Chapter 2: “The First Years,” Denmark Vesey quoted the following from what book in the Old Testament before the resurrection: “Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee”?
(a) The Book of Zechariah.
(b) The Book of Habakkuk.
(c) The Book of Ezekiel.
(d) The Book of Exodus.

3. What were the names of the two men who helped Denmark Vesey in the resurrection by building homemade pikes?
(a) John Chase and William Bailey.
(b) Henry K. Durrant and George Ticknor Curtis.
(c) Charles Nalle and John A. Andrew.
(d) Peter Poyas and Mingo Harth.

4. According to the narrator in Chapter 1: “The Quarter,” Chesapeake Bay forms the western boundary of the section of Maryland that is sometimes called what?
(a) The Eastern Shore.
(b) The Western Shore.
(c) The Northern Shore.
(d) The Southern Shore.

5. Who does Old Rit say is in Cambridge staying at the tavern in Chapter 5: “Flight”?
(a) The Governor.
(b) The trader.
(c) The preacher.
(d) The Sheriff.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did the American Revolutionary War take place?

2. What ailment did Harriet contract while working for the Cooks in Chapter 4: “Hired Out”?

3. How much was cotton bringing in per pound in 1845, according to the author in Chapter 9: “The Patchwork Quilt”?

4. After Harriet and her brothers turn back from fleeing, she learns they’ve been sold to a slave trader from where in Chapter 10: “A Glory Over Everything”?

5. In what county was Harriet Tubman born?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe Harriet’s acquisition of knowledge by the time she was six in Chapter 3: “Six Years Old”? From whom did she gain this knowledge?

2. What led to Harriet’s first return trip to Maryland in Chapter 11: “Stranger in a Strange Land”?

3. During what gathering did one of the slaves attempt escape in Chapter 7: “Shuck this Corn”? Where did he run?

4. What does “manumission” refer to? How did manumission give hope to the slaves on the plantations during Harriet’s childhood?

5. What news influenced Harriet’s second attempt at fleeing in Chapter 10: “A Glory Over Everything”? Where did she go?

6. What principle job did Harriet have while she was hired out at the Cook home in Chapter 4: “Hired Out”? How did Harriet feel about the work?

7. What events does the author describe in the historical notes at the end of Chapter 1: “The Quarter”?

8. What concerns led Harriet to plan an escape in Chapter 10: “A Glory Over Everything”? Who did she bring with her and why?

9. How does the author describe the Christmas season in Chapter 3: “Six Years Old”? What were Harriet’s thoughts on this holiday?

10. What were the lasting effects of Harriet’s injury in Chapter 7: “Shuck this Corn”?

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