Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who exposes Linda to the hardships of slavery for the first time?

2. What is the author's alias used in the story?

3. How does Linda receive a venomous snake bite?

4. Which of the following terms best describes good, kind slaveholders?

5. Who does Linda fall in love with?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why doesn't Mrs. Hobbs want to give Ellen to Linda?

2. How do Linda's motivations toward warding off Dr. Flint's advances change after she has children?

3. How do the Flints and Aunt Marthy react to Linda's news that she is pregnant?

4. Describe William's feelings toward Mr. Sands.

5. Using examples from the text, explain why some slaves believe the lies told to them about the North.

6. Describe Mr. Sands' feelings toward William.

7. How does Linda try to reinforce Dr. Flint's belief that she has escaped to the Northern states?

8. What are some of the reasons why Linda does not want to part from Ellen when Ellen has the opportunity to go to boarding school?

9. In Chapter 20, how does Dr. Flint react when he discovers Linda's children living happily in town with their great-grandmother?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

When Linda flees North she discovers that racial prejudice resides there as well as in the South. Define prejudice and describe how it affected Linda's life.

Essay Topic 2

In the text, Linda describes the atrocities of slave life. Using examples from the text, describe how slavery tore apart families and gave the slaves very little control over the people they loved and cared for.

Essay Topic 3

What are the positive and negative aspects of the church's roles in slavery?

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