Someone Knows My Name Test | Mid-Book 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. One of the abolitionists tells Meena in Book Two, Chapter 5 that the British people are still haunted by the bloody slave uprisings that have recently occurred where?

2. What is the date listed by the author in the opening of Book One, Chapter 2?

3. Who leaps overboard when her baby is killed during the uprising in Book One, Chapter 4?

4. What wild animal kills the daughter of one of the captives in Book One, Chapter 3?

5. What symbols does Meena have carved into her cheeks?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are the visitors that Appleby brings to the plantation in Book Two, Chapter 8? What encounter does Meena have with them?

2. How old is Chekura described in Book One, Chapter 3? How did he come to be among the captors?

3. What does Meena learn about Solomon Lindo that changes their relationship in Book Two, Chapter 10?

4. Who oversees the slaves at Appleby’s plantation in Book Two, Chapter 7? How many slaves does Meena describe there?

5. What is Meena’s full name? Why is she located in her current setting in Book One, Chapter 1?

6. How does the narrator conclude the chapter in Book Two, Chapter 6? What are her thoughts focused on in this section of the text?

7. Whose deaths does Meena describe hearing about through the fishnet in the beginning of Book Two, Chapter 10?

8. How does Meena describe the devastation of the smallpox plague of 1774 in Book Two, Chapter 10?

9. How does Aminata describe the journey she is taken on after the auction in Book Two, Chapter 6?

10. When does Meena have her first child in Book Two, Chapter 8? How is this experience described?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and analyze the characters of Fomba and Aminata’s parents in the novel. How old do you imagine Aminata’s mother and father to be? What is the term used to describe Fomba’s status in the village? How does Aminata feel about Fomba’s status as a slave?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and discuss the character of the Medicine Man on the slave-ship. How old is this character? How would you describe the Medicine Man’s demeanor and behavior toward the slaves? Why does the Medicine Man take Aminata as an assistant?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss Meena’s successful flight to freedom in New York. Why does Sam tell Meena to flee when he does? Where does Meena go? How long does she stay in this location?

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