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 family ends up employing Linda?

2. During Linda's meeting with the character in question #101, what information is discovered?

3. Where is Ellen send to finish her schooling?

4. What city is the first stop on Linda's trip to England?

5. Even though Linda has made several attempts to avoid this person at the Hobbs' house, who requests to see her?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Linda's reaction to Dr. Flint's death differ from her grandmother's reaction?

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

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

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

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

In one of his letters to Linda, Dr. Flint claims that he has never, nor would never go through any attempts to capture Linda and return her to slavery. Linda and the reader know otherwise. What are some of the attempts Dr. Flint uses to try and capture Linda? Why does Dr. Flint lie?

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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