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 complains about delivering meals to Linda?

2. After Linda's reprimands, where does she begin having her meals?

3. What event happens during Linda's first night in the big city that makes her aware of the differences between life in the North versus life in the South?

4. After Linda's meeting with Ellen, whom does she begin looking for?

5. Who is unable to attend Aunt Nancy's funeral?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. To what lengths does Mrs. Bruce go to keep Linda employed?

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

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

7. Why is Linda skeptical of Mrs. Bruce buying her from Emily Dodge?

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

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

10. Why does Linda distrust the boat captain?

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 the Introduction and Appendix, friends of Harriet Jacobs wrote statements confirming that all the events in the story were true and accurate. Why does Jacobs need this affirmation? Why don't people of Jacobs' era believe that the text is an autobiography?

Essay Topic 3

Linda needed a strong support system in order to make it through her ordeal. Using examples from the text, describe Linda's support system. How is her support system different in the North versus the one she has in the South?

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