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. What is the city where Louisa lives?

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

3. Who is the maid at Widow Blount's house who becomes nosy and tries to find Harriet?

4. How many years has Harriet been in hiding since she left the Auburn plantation?

5. Where does Dr. Norcom periodically to search for Harriet?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Harriet moved from Mrs. Blount's house, and where does she go?

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

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

4. How does the cholera and smallpox epidemic of 1836-1837 impact Harriet and her family?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Racial prejudice takes on an almost human persona in this book. What were the sources of prejudice in the story? What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of Harriet's grandmother, Molly Horniblow. 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 3

What is the greatest lesson Harriet learns from Gran? Is it that important lessons are also painful ones? What will Harriet always recall about her experiences during her time with her grandmother?

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