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 is posted within 24 hours of Linda's disappearance?

2. Who becomes very ill in jail and goes to live with the Flints?

3. Why do the slaves fear auction/hiring day?

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

5. At what time of day are the slaves allowed to attend church?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Describe the events that happen during a muster.

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

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

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

10. Describe in detail how Linda is bitten by a venomous snake.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Throughout the text, Linda paints a portrait of how Caucasian women were treated and how African-American women were treated by society, families, and slaveholders. Using examples from the text, show how each ethic group was repressed and compare/contrast how they were treated.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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