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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. Where is the military institute located that Samuel Gatewood's son attends?
2. What does Alexander Kirkpatrick's wife pray for because it sometimes slows the number of wounded arriving at the hospital?
3. To whom is Alexander Kirkpatrick married?
4. Whom does Samuel Gatewood have help Uther Botkin's family after the death of his wife?
5. What did Uther Botkin inherit?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens at the military institute, where Duncan is present to hear a speech, which causes a fight?
2. What does Sallie pray for while working at the hospital in Part III, Chapter 30?
3. Why does one of the surgeons, James Lane, ask that all the Union soldiers be taken to another surgeon for the rest of the evening?
4. How is Alexander assigned to Duncan's regiment?
5. What happens to Uther Botkin's wife, Martha?
6. Why is the woman at the beginning of Part I, Chapter 1, traveling the countryside?
7. While Sallie is working at the hospital, what does a young soldier ask Sallie to do for him?
8. Why did Sallie marry Alexander Kirkpatrick in a hasty marriage?
9. What does Silas do to Ellam when he learns of his treatment of Maggie?
10. Why is Alexander called into the office of the acting keeping at the penitentiary in Part II, Chapter 18?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Alexander and Sallie are hastily married and they both have conflicting feelings about it. They are both important characters to the story. Examine Alexander and Sallie's relationship throughout the story. How did Alexander and Sallie meet? Is Sallie nervous about taking Alexander home to meet her family? Why? How does Alexander feel about being married compared to how Sallie feels? Why do Alexander and Sallie grow apart? Do they ever get a divorce?
Essay Topic 2
Silas Omohundru has a certain view about how slaves should be treated that is comparable to Samuel Gatewood's view. Compare Silas Omohundru to Samuel Gatewood, analyzing how each treats slaves and each one's view on slavery in general. Who cares more about how slaves are actually treated in relation to their feelings? Does Samuel think of slaves as actual human beings with feelings? Why? How does Silas's treatment of his slaves compare to Samuel's?
Essay Topic 3
Jesse is one of the main characters in "Jacob's Ladder" and is a slave of Samuel Gatewood's. He has been trying to find Maggie ever since she was sold. Analyze the character of Jesse and his importance in the story. Why does Jesse keep trying to run away? How is Jesse treated as a slave? How does Jesse feel about the war? What kind of person is Jesse? How has Jesse affected Maggie?
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