Middle Passage Test | Final Test - Hard

Charles Johnson
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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. Who becomes the unofficial ship's doctor?

2. Wounded limbs are treated by _____________; a sore tooth is treated by _____________.

3. Whom does Diamelo threaten to kill for not understanding orders?

4. What does Rutherford do after Squibb finishes bleeding him?

5. What does Rutherford notice about the slaves when they come up from the hold?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the Allmuseri spit at visitors' feet?

2. When the Republic breaks apart, what does Squibb do?

3. When the slaves are brought up from the hold, among them is a dead boy. Why does Meadows slice off the boy's ears before throwing the corpse overboard?

4. The night Rev. Chandler dies, he dismisses both brothers from his service. What does Rev. Chandler specifically tell Jackson about his efforts to help him?

5. What is Falcon's motive for bringing the Allmuseri god on board?

6. When another storm comes up, Ngonyama helps Rutherford up to the deck just as an explosion rocks the boat. What appears to be the cause of the explosion?

7. When Ngonyama tells Rutherford that he would not harm the crew if he were master of the Republic, what reason does he give?

8. After Rutherford is thrown into the water, he sees the Allmuseri grabbing onto wood and debris to stay afloat; however, they are still very close to the ship. What happens to nearly all of the Allmuseri when the ship goes below the surface?

9. When Rutherford enters the captain's quarters, he finds it in ruins and the captain badly hurt by falling beams. What, due to his injuries, is the captain no longer able to control?

10. Captain Falcon tells Rutherford the names of the Republic's three financiers. Who are they?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using the text as backup, analyze how Cringle's lifelong quest to please his father has destroyed him emotionally and psychologically, and explain how Cringle's physical condition in Entry 7 is used by the author to symbolize his internal devastation.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast how the Allmuseri are originally described in Entry 4 with how they actually lived up to their reputations, and analyze how their experiences, and exposure to a new way of life, on board the Republic could have contributed to this fundamental change in their character. Back up your statements with proof from the text.

Essay Topic 3

Is Cringle's sacrifice of his body for the crew in Entry 8 in line with, or antithetical to, his character? Provide a complete analysis and exposition of your stance, and use the text as proof of your arguments.

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