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 does Mr. Sands inform of his true relationship with Benny and Ellen?

2. Who buys Linda's children from the Flints?

3. What is the gender of Linda's second child?

4. What name does Linda call her new hiding spot?

5. How do Linda and her grandmother feel when William is no longer a daily part of their lives?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe how Mrs. Bruce reacts when she finds out that Linda is a fugitive slave.

4. How does Benny justify that there must be a Santa Claus when another child tells him that Santa is fake?

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

6. What conditions force Linda to remain separated from her children?

7. Using details from the text, describe why Fanny does not pity Linda.

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

The Underground Railroad was an important infrastructure during Linda's era and during slavery in general. Although it was not mentioned specifically in the text, it did play an important role in Linda's escape. Citing examples from class discussions and research, describe the Underground Railroad and the importance of it during the slavery era. Determine how Linda used the Underground Railroad.

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