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 item does the young Mrs. Flint deny an old feeble slave?

2. How does Dr. Flint try to force Linda into submission after she has her children?

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

4. How does Mr. Sands feel about William's work ethic?

5. What do the slaveholders tell the slaves about life in the Northern states?

Short Essay Questions

1. Using examples from the text, give three instances supporting the author's claim that she had a happy childhood.

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

3. In Chapter Two, Linda is sent to live with the Flints. Compare and contrast how the Flint household differs or is similar to Linda's first mistress' house.

4. 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.

5. How does Mrs. Flint react when Linda tells her of Dr. Flint's advances?

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

7. Describe some of the instances that occur on Mr. Litch's plantation.

8. Why is Linda sent to work on the young Mr. Flint's plantation?

9. Why is Linda pained to know that her child is Dr. Flint's slave?

10. Why does Linda turn down a marriage proposal to a free black man whom she was very much in love with?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using examples from the text and discussion, list 10-20 ways that the slaveholders controlled their slaves.

Essay Topic 2

In one of his letters to Linda, Dr. Flint claims that he has never, nor would never go through any attempts to capture Linda and return her to slavery. Linda and the reader know otherwise. What are some of the attempts Dr. Flint uses to try and capture Linda? Why does Dr. Flint lie?

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter One, Childhood, Ms. Brent describes the events of her childhood. Using the text to support your answer, why does the author feel that her childhood is an unusually happy one? Are there any incidents that could refute this claim?

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