Jacob's Ladder: A Story of Virginia During the War Short Essay - Answer Key

Donald McCaig
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Short Essay Questions Key

1. Why is the woman at the beginning of Part I, Chapter 1, traveling the countryside?

The young woman at the beginning of Part I, Chapter 1, is traveling the countryside in search of those who remember the days of slavery. She is employed by the Works Progress Administration on this project.

2. What incident does Miss Marguerite begin with when telling her story to the young woman in Part I, Chapter 1?

The young woman who is searching for those who remember the days of slavery hears several people mention a storm known as Cox's Snow. The young woman then meets up with a woman named Miss Marguerite who begins telling her story, starting with Cox's Snow at Stratford Plantation in Virginia.

3. What was Miss Marguerite's name in 1857?

Miss Marguerite was known as Midge in 1857. She lived on the Stratford Plantation in Virginia.

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