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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. What bites Harriet when she is hiding in the woods one night?
2. Who is Dr. Norcom's son to whom Dr. Norcom gives Harriet?
3. How much money does Dr. Norcom want to borrow from Widow Blount to chase after Harriet in New York?
4. How many years will John be gone on a whaling ship?
5. What is a pattyroller?
Short Essay Questions
1. When does Harriet begin writing to her Uncle Joseph?
2. What does Harriet say about the extremely restrictive quarters where she hides at Gran's house?
3. How does John escape from slavery, and what does a neighbor say to Gran to comfort her regarding his absence?
4. How does the cholera and smallpox epidemic of 1836-1837 impact Harriet and her family?
5. Why do Harriet's children remain with her grandmother when she goes to Auburn?
6. Why is Harriet moved from Mrs. Blount's house, and where does she go?
7. What is the reason Harriet comes out of her hiding place after several years?
8. Why are John, Harriet's children and her Aunt Betty arrested, and who eventually buys them?
9. Where does Harriet stay right after she escapes from Auburn, and how does she learn that there is a reward for her return?
10. What hope does Harriet have for her children when she decides to run away from Auburn?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Create a brief character study of Louisa. What did she look like? What were her positive personality traits? What were her dreams and fears? What was most valuable to her in her world?
Essay Topic 2
Mary E. Lyons is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphor, and irony, and briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.
Essay Topic 3
Describe Samuel Sawyer. What is his role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by developing Samuel Sawyer's character in the novel?
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