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 writes the appendix?

2. What group of people does Linda's host introduce her to in order to help her continue her journey to New York?

3. What circumstances prevent Ellen from going to live with Linda?

4. Left alone again, who does Linda go to work for after her return from England?

5. What does Linda wish to tell Ellen before she departs for boarding school?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

2. Using details from the story to support your answer, describe why Linda awoke when she heard the fire alarms going off.

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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