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 name does Linda call her new hiding spot?

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

3. When does the slave auction and hiring day occur each year?

4. Why does William accompany Mr. Sands to Washington?

5. Why does Linda never go hungry?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What joyous news does Betty deliver to Linda pertaining to Linda's children?

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

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

5. 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.

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

7. How does Mrs. Sands react when she finds out the relationship between Mr. Sands and Benny and Ellen?

8. What happens to Benjamin when he tries to escape from slavery?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the story, Linda wanted to buy her freedom from the Flint family, but at the end Linda was upset when Mrs. Bruce bought Linda her freedom. What events in Linda's life cause her to change her opinion? Can human beings really belong to someone else?

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