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. After Linda receives the letter from the Flints, who comes to New York to look for her?

2. Why is Linda concerned about finding employment in Chapter 33?

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

4. How does Linda escape from the South?

5. Who does Linda receive letters from quite often even though this person is illiterate?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the hardships Aunt Nancy has to endure while being a slave in the Flint household?

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

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

4. 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?

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

6. In Chapter 38, Linda returns to America to find that Benny has quit his apprenticeship and begun working on a whaling boat. What events cause Benny to leave?

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

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

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 story, Linda wanted to buy her freedom from the Flint family, but at the end Linda was upset when Mrs. Bruce bought Linda her freedom. What events in Linda's life cause her to change her opinion? Can human beings really belong to someone else?

Essay Topic 2

What are the positive and negative aspects of the church's roles in slavery?

Essay Topic 3

Using examples from the text and discussion, list 10-20 ways that the slaveholders controlled their slaves.

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