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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. Who is Aunt Betty's husband?
(a) Paul.
(b) Ezra.
(c) Gerard.
(d) Stephen.

2. What is placed on Miss Horniblow's eyelids after she dies?
(a) Tiny stones.
(b) Jar lids.
(c) Silver dollars.
(d) Sea shells.

3. What do the white people find when they search Gran's house?
(a) Table linens made in Belgium.
(b) Whiskey bottles.
(c) Poems sent to Harriet by a friend.
(d) Letters from freed slaves in the North.

4. When was the man in #50 hanged for his crimes?
(a) June 25, 1829.
(b) November 11, 1831.
(c) September 15, 1798.
(d) October 28, 1876

5. At what church is Harriet's daughter baptized?
(a) United Church of Christ.
(b) Chowan Baptist Church.
(c) Our Lord the Redeemer.
(d) St. Paul's.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following best describes Dr. Norcom?

2. Harriet's father can buy his freedom for ______________ dollars.

3. Who is the physician who attends to Harriet's owner?

4. What is the town where the Norcom family lives?

5. Who is Doctor Norcum's wife?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Harriet hope will happen by becoming Samuel Sawyer's lover, and what actually happens when she becomes pregnant?

2. Why is Harriet's second child christened in the white church instead of the black church?

3. What arrangements does Dr. Norcom devise in attempts to make Harriet have sex with him?

4. What is the premise of "Letters From a Slave Girl"?

5. What prevents Harriet from marrying R?

6. Which of Harriet's relatives are owned by Margaret's mother, Elizabeth, and what happens to them when Elizabeth dies?

7. How does Molly Horniblow thwart Dr. Norcom's plans to buy her, and who eventually buys Molly and and Mark?

8. Who is R, and where does Harriet meet him?

9. What impact does the slave uprising have on Edenton?

10. What does Harriet tell her deceased mother about Margaret Horniblow in her first letter?

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