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. Who does Linda meet soon after she arrives at her first destination in the North?

2. Why is Linda reprimanded for sitting with her employers at meal times?

3. Who does Mr. Bruce want Linda to accompany to England?

4. Where does Linda leave Benny when she travels to England?

5. What is Ellen's response to Linda's confession before Ellen returns to New York for boarding school?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why does Linda take the job with Mr. and the new Mrs. Bruce?

6. Using the text to support your answer, describe some of the ways Linda is discriminated against in Chapter 35 when she goes on vacation with the Bruces.

7. Between trips with the Bruces, Linda goes to visit Ellen. She meets Ellen on the street and Ellen informs her that Mr. Thorpe is now staying with the Hobbs'. Why is Linda afraid of Mr. Thorpe?

8. Once arriving in Philadelphia, Linda has to face the reality that being free in the North still has its downside. What incidents cause Linda to accept this truth?

9. How does the plan for Linda's escape change twice?

10. Why does Amy Post write the appendix for Linda?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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?

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