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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How much money does Silas's nephew offer the slave for sex?
(a) Five dollars.
(b) Two bits.
(c) Two dollars.
(d) One bit.

2. What does Samuel Gatewood do after his slave's third attempt at running away?
(a) He locks him in the cellar.
(b) He ties him up.
(c) He sells him.
(d) He whips him.

3. What must Alexander Kirkpatrick do if he wants to be pardoned from serving jail?
(a) Join the Confederate Army.
(b) Join the Union Army.
(c) Never harbor slaves again.
(d) Never sell slaves again.

4. Catesby plays cards with Samuel Gatewood's son and some other young men. What does he lose?
(a) A little bit of money.
(b) He does not lose.
(c) A great deal of money and his watch.
(d) His favorite rifle.

5. Who arrives at the hospital to visit Duncan and apologizes for his melancholy attitude?
(a) Samuel.
(b) Sallie.
(c) Uther.
(d) Opal.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Uther Botkin's slave wish could help her with the planting, but can't because he is in jail?

2. Catesby writes a letter to his wife in Part III, Chapter 32. What does he tell her has happened to Duncan?

3. What are the names of Samuel Gatewood's children?

4. What is the name of Catesby Byrd's wife?

5. Whom does Samuel Gatewood purchase from Uther Botkin?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Duncan's horse, Gypsy, during the battle in Chancellorsville?

2. What does Catesby lose after playing cards in Part I, Chapter 11?

3. How much money is Silas going to sell Maggie for as incentive for Ellam to treat her with some respect until time for the sale?

4. While Sallie is working at the hospital, what does a young soldier ask Sallie to do for him?

5. While attending church, what does Opal beg Jack to do for her?

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

7. How do Rufus and Jesse escape Stratford Plantation?

8. What happens to Uther Botkin's wife, Martha?

9. How is Alexander assigned to Duncan's regiment?

10. What does a superior officer say to Duncan and his fellow cadets after they rush to get their weapons and regain their honor when the Union cadets pick a fight with them?

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