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. What types of activities are common on Mr. Litch's plantation?

2. How do Linda and William remain connected?

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

4. Where does Dr. Flint clearly believe Linda escapes to?

5. Who does not remember Linda?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe in detail the area that Linda hides in at her Aunt Marthy's house.

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

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

5. In Chapter 38, Linda returns to America to find that Benny has quit his apprenticeship and begun working on a whaling boat. What events cause Benny to leave?

6. Why does Linda want it to appear that she fled to the Northern states?

7. Using details from the text, describe how Linda's attitude evolves towards buying herself.

8. Linda meets with Mr. Sands before he heads off to Washington, D.C. Describe the conversation that occurs between Linda and Mr. Sands during this meeting.

9. Describe in detail Linda's first meeting with Ellen in New York.

10. Explain why the pastor at the Episcopal Church is popular among slaves, but not popular among the slaveholders.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Linda needed a strong support system in order to make it through her ordeal. Using examples from the text, describe Linda's support system. How is her support system different in the North versus the one she has in the South?

Essay Topic 2

Linda is distraught when her Aunt Nancy suddenly dies. Linda claims that her Aunt Nancy was 'slowly murdered' from overwork and neglect. What are some of the effects of overwork and neglect on the body that were discussed in class?

Essay Topic 3

In the first several chapters of the text, Linda describes several of Dr. Flint's unwanted advances and she explains that she longs to remain pure and virtuous. In later chapters, Linda is still trying to avoid Dr. Flint's advances. Using examples from the text, explain why Dr. Flint's sexual advances eventually produce a change in Linda, causing her to go from protecting herself to protecting her children.

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