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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who kills Ned in “Assassination”?
(a) Colonel Dye.
(b) Corporal Brown.
(c) Clamp Brown.
(d) Albert Cluveau.

2. Who is the Union soldier that tells Jane the slaves are about to be freed in "Soldiers"?
(a) Colonel Dye.
(b) Corporal Brown.
(c) Colonel Black.
(d) Colonel Jackson.

3. What impasse have Jane and Ned reached at the end of “Massacre”?
(a) A cliffside.
(b) A river.
(c) A swamp.
(d) A giant lake.

4. What word from the Introduction refers to something that recurs again and again?
(a) Arrogance.
(b) Deliverance.
(c) Impudence.
(d) Repetitious.

5. How many children does Ned have when he visits Jane in “Professor Douglass”?
(a) 4.
(b) 3.
(c) 2.
(d) 5.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the old black man say he is attempting to find in “Hunter”?

2. Where does the Union soldier invite Jane to visit him after the emancipation in "Soldiers"?

3. How does Jane describe her mother's death in “Heading South”?

4. What is the white man's position who approaches Jane and Ned in “Shelter for a Night”?

5. How many in Jane's party are killed by the whites in “Massacre”?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Ned's and Joe's attempts at overcoming oppression differ?

2. How is the narrative of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman structured?

3. What happens when Jane and Ned encounter the Union soldiers in “All Kinds of People”?

4. How would you describe the language style of Jane's narrative in the novel?

5. How are women depicted in comparison to men in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman?

6. What is symbolized through Jane's actions in "Man's Way"?

7. How does Jane's narrative perspective influence the plot of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman?

8. How is the narrator influenced by Miss Jane Pittman's funeral in the Introduction?

9. How would you describe the language syle in the novel?

10. What physical conflict involves Jane in "Heading North"? What brings about this conflict?

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