Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Which of the following is NOT someone whom Dr. Norcom has had arrested?

2. How many years will John be gone on a whaling ship?

3. Who does Harriet hope will buy her children after she runs away?

4. Where does Harriet hide at Gran's house?

5. How is Harriet dressed when she leaves Widow Blount's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Harriet see that lets her know that Dr. Norcom is still searching for her?

2. Where does Harriet stay right after she escapes from Auburn, and how does she learn that there is a reward for her return?

3. What does Harriet write to Uncle Joseph about Dr. Norcom's proposition to her?

4. What does Harriet hope Mr. Sawyer will do for her children and does it seem as if he is going to do it?

5. Why does Harriet hide in the home of Mrs. Martha Blount and how long does she stay there?

6. Why does Mr. Sawyer take John to Washington, D.C.?

7. What hope does Harriet have for her children when she decides to run away from Auburn?

8. When does Harriet begin writing to her Uncle Joseph?

9. What does Harriet say about the extremely restrictive quarters where she hides at Gran's house?

10. What is Mrs. Sawyer's plan for Harriet's daughter, Louisa?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of racial prejudice. Identify at least two instances about prejudice in the book and then cite examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the role of black women in the American South in the mid-19th century. What precedents did these women feel compelled to follow? What restrictions did they have? How did their lives compare to black women living in the North during the same time period?

Essay Topic 3

The author showed more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two examples about loss in the book and then explain why the examples support the theme.

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