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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. How is the author of the appendix related to the author of the story?
(a) There was no relationship between the author and the person who wrote the appendix.
(b) He was a sibling.
(c) She was the author of the book herself.
(d) She was a friend.

2. Who writes the appendix?
(a) Linda Brett.
(b) William Brett.
(c) Harriet Jacobs.
(d) Amy Post.

3. What horrific truth does Linda learn about Ellen's situation with the Hobbs'?
(a) Linda learned that Ellen was being beaten.
(b) Linda learned that Ellen was still a slave.
(c) Linda learned that Ellen was being raped by Mr. Hobbs.
(d) Linda learned that Ellen loved the Hobbs' more than her own mother.

4. Who arranges for Linda's escape?
(a) Her master, Dr. Flint.
(b) Her brother, William.
(c) Her daughter, Ellen.
(d) Her friend, Peter.

5. What country is Linda's new employer from?
(a) Germany.
(b) Greece.
(c) England.
(d) America.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why doesn't the character in question #105 feel any pity for Linda when told about Linda's living conditions for the past several years?

2. Who does Linda meet soon after she arrives at her first destination in the North?

3. What event happens during Linda's first night in the big city that makes her aware of the differences between life in the North versus life in the South?

4. Who continues to go out of his way to help Linda and her companion when they reach Philadelphia?

5. Who writes Emily Flint's letter to Linda?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Linda's reaction to Dr. Flint's death differ from her grandmother's reaction?

3. What are some of the hardships Aunt Nancy has to endure while being a slave in the Flint household?

4. How does the plan for Linda's escape change twice?

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

6. Why does Linda distrust the boat captain?

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

8. Using details from the story to support your answer, describe why Linda awoke when she heard the fire alarms going off.

9. Why is Linda skeptical of Mrs. Bruce buying her from Emily Dodge?

10. 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?

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