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. What honor is bestowed upon Uncle Phillip when he passes away?

2. Where do William and Benny decide to move after Linda returns from England?

3. Although Linda initially accepts the opportunity to escape, she is talked into staying. Who does Linda give her opportunity to?

4. What job type, or title, does Linda secure?

5. Who is Mr. Thorpe grateful to for bestowing kindness onto him?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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

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

6. Why is the brief letter written by George Lowther included in the appendix? How does it differ from Mrs. Post's and Mrs. Child's statements?

7. Why doesn't Mrs. Hobbs want to give Ellen to Linda?

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

9. After Aunt Nancy's untimely death, how does Mrs. Flint react?

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

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

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 3

A common theme throughout the text was Linda's fear. She had several fears, such as avoiding Dr. Flint's sexual advances. What are some of Linda's other fears throughout her life?

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