Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Test | Final 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. Even though Linda has made several attempts to avoid this person at the Hobbs' house, who requests to see her?

2. Where is Ellen send to finish her schooling?

3. When Linda goes into hiding in Boston, who lives with her there?

4. What distressing news does Linda discover about Benny when she returns to Boston?

5. Where does Mrs. Flint want Aunt Nancy buried?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Linda asked to accompany Mary Bruce on her trip to England?

2. Providing detail from the text, describe Ellen's thoughts about her father.

3. Why does Linda distrust the boat captain?

4. Using details from the text, describe the plan Peter has for Linda's escape.

5. While walking on the street, Linda runs into an old friend from her hometown. His name is Luke and he's had a particularly hard life as a slave. What are some of the hardships Luke has to endure?

6. After avoiding Mr. Thorpe on several occasions, Mr. Thorpe insists that he and Linda meet. What does Mr. Thorpe tell Linda during this meeting?

7. Using details from the story to support your answer, describe why Linda awoke when she heard the fire alarms going off.

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

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

10. Using the text to support your answer, describe Benny's first reaction to the North.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the Preface, Jacobs explains that she changed the names of the characters in the text. Explain Jacobs' reasoning for doing this using examples from the text. Why does Jacob's change the names? If this is a non-fiction text, why does Jacobs change her own name? Why do some characters have no names at all?

Essay Topic 2

When Linda flees North she discovers that racial prejudice resides there as well as in the South. Define prejudice and describe how it affected Linda's life.

Essay Topic 3

In the story, Jacobs provides a sequence of events from her life. Using details from the text, supply 10-20 events from Jacobs' life in sequential order.

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