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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 job type, or title, does Linda secure?
(a) Linda did not secure a job.
(b) A job as a nursemaid.
(c) A job as a seamstress.
(d) A job as a cook.

2. What is Ellen's response to Linda's confession before Ellen returns to New York for boarding school?
(a) Ellen already knew the truth about her father.
(b) Ellen ran out of the house and never saw her mother again.
(c) Ellen didn't care what her mother had to say.
(d) Ellen denied the claims her mother made.

3. Which character does Linda meet with before she departs on her journey North?
(a) Mr. Sands.
(b) Aunt Nancy.
(c) Benny.
(d) Dr. Flint.

4. In what year is the appendix written?
(a) 1904.
(b) 1859.
(c) 1867.
(d) 1831.

5. Why is Linda overwhelmed by the big city sights and sounds?
(a) Linda is not overwhelmed.
(b) Linda is sick and needs rest.
(c) Linda is afraid she will be spotted by a slave hunter.
(d) This is Linda's first trip to a big city.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the occupation of the character Linda meets soon after she arrives at her first destination in the North?

2. When Linda hears that someone from her hometown is coming to find her, where does Linda flee?

3. Although Linda initially accepts the opportunity to escape, she is talked into staying. Who does Linda give her opportunity to?

4. What circumstances prevent Ellen from going to live with Linda?

5. Where does Mrs. Flint want Aunt Nancy buried?

Short Essay Questions

1. Between trips with the Bruces, Linda goes to visit Ellen. She meets Ellen on the street and Ellen informs her that Mr. Thorpe is now staying with the Hobbs'. Why is Linda afraid of Mr. Thorpe?

2. Why is the brief letter written by George Lowther included in the appendix? How does it differ from Mrs. Post's and Mrs. Child's statements?

3. Using details from the text, describe the plan Peter has for Linda's escape.

4. Describe in detail the similarities and differences between Steventon and slavery.

5. Once arriving in Philadelphia, Linda has to face the reality that being free in the North still has its downside. What incidents cause Linda to accept this truth?

6. Using details from the text, describe why Fanny does not pity Linda.

7. While walking on the street, Linda runs into an old friend from her hometown. His name is Luke and he's had a particularly hard life as a slave. What are some of the hardships Luke has to endure?

8. After avoiding Mr. Thorpe on several occasions, Mr. Thorpe insists that he and Linda meet. What does Mr. Thorpe tell Linda during this meeting?

9. Describe how Mrs. Bruce reacts when she finds out that Linda is a fugitive slave.

10. Why does Amy Post write the appendix for Linda?

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