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 news does Linda grace Dr. Flint with on the day she is to move into her new house?

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

3. What is the author's purpose for writing this book?

4. How does Linda receive a venomous snake bite?

5. Approximately how many slave children has Dr. Flint fathered?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Linda's reaction when she finds out that Mr. Sands has married.

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. Why is Linda ashamed to have her children baptized in the church?

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

6. Describe the events that happen during a muster.

7. Why is this book an important piece of American literature?

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

9. Describe Mr. Sands' feelings toward William.

10. 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.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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?

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