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 Emily Flint's letter to Linda?

2. Who continues to go out of his way to help Linda and her companion when they reach Philadelphia?

3. What distressing news does Linda discover about Benny when she returns to Boston?

4. How does Mrs. Bruce react to the news that Linda confesses to her?

5. Who does Linda send for while hiding in a Northern city?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

A common theme throughout the text was Linda's fear. She had several fears, such as avoiding Dr. Flint's sexual advances. What are some of Linda's other fears throughout her life?

Essay Topic 3

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

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