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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why can Henry now leave the jail?
(a) The charges have been dropped.
(b) Someone has paid his taxes.
(c) Sam is allowing him to escape.
(d) Waldo has payed his bail.

2. What does Williams want to call himself?
(a) Walden's Williams.
(b) Mr. Henry's Slave Williams.
(c) Mr. Henry's Williams.
(d) Williams at Waldon Pond.

3. What name does Williams adopts?
(a) Williams Henry.
(b) Williams Thoreau.
(c) Henry Williams.
(d) Walden Williams.

4. The war resumes in full speed with what?
(a) Henry leading the fight.
(b) The Mexicans on the run.
(c) Waldo leading the army.
(d) Violent bursts of light and noise.

5. Henry objects to Sergeant Sam, but what happens?
(a) He reads the note.
(b) He eats his breakfast anyway.
(c) He is forced to participate.
(d) He lets himself out of the cell.

6. As who does Waldo appear?
(a) The President.
(b) A soldier.
(c) A Mexican soldier.
(d) A General.

7. About what is Williams worried?
(a) Henry will turn him in.
(b) The authorities will catch him at Walden Pond.
(c) Henry will not be his friend.
(d) Henry will kick him out.

8. Why does Henry object violently to this name?
(a) Henry tells him to never describe himself as a possession.
(b) Williams is not his slave.
(c) Williams has to move on to his own home.
(d) Williams may not stay at Walden.

9. What does the audience learn about Williams once he leaves Walden Pond?
(a) He is a free man in New York.
(b) He has been shot at the border.
(c) He lives in Canada.
(d) He is sent back into slavery.

10. What is happening to Henry in this scene?
(a) He and Bailey are caught in a fire.
(b) He has sold his soul to the devil.
(c) He is caught in the tornado.
(d) His nightmare of the war is being enacted.

11. How does Sam respond when Henry says he refuses to leave?
(a) He tells him he will have to speak with the judge.
(b) He tells him it's his choice if he stays.
(c) He tells him that he must leave.
(d) He tells him that he may stay with Bailey.

12. What does Henry recognizes about his devotion to Waldo?
(a) It has given him the strength to fight injustice.
(b) It has made a solid friendship.
(c) It has stripped away some of his self.
(d) It has helped shape his own beliefs.

13. How does Henry feel when he shouts with no response and tries to ring the bell, but no sound emerges?
(a) He feels discouraged and powerless.
(b) He feels somewhat relieved.
(c) He feels frustrated, yet determined.
(d) He feels confused and unsure.

14. What happens to Henry when he tries to object to the President?
(a) He is shot and wounded.
(b) Waldo tells him to stop talking.
(c) A loud noise covers his words.
(d) No sound comes from his mouth.

15. What does Sergeant Sam urge the troops to do?
(a) Run for their lives.
(b) Build a trench.
(c) Form a line and start firing.
(d) Duck and cover.

Short Answer Questions

1. Henry reacts violently against Lydian's idea. What does he do?

2. Why does Edward suggest that Henry would be a better father?

3. Where must Waldo go to speak out against injustice?

4. Edward is a young drummer boy, and Sam Staples is a Sergeant. What does Bailey become?

5. What happens when Henry urges him to run away?

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