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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. What options are the slaves on Jane's plantation given after they've been freed in "Freedom"?
(a) They can lease land to farm as their own or they can work for the plantation.
(b) They can leave or they can work their way up to master.
(c) They can stay and learn to read or they can leave to fend for themselves.
(d) They can stay as hired laborers or leave to fend for themselves.
2. How is Joe Pittman killed?
(a) Trying to break a horse.
(b) He is beaten to death by a master.
(c) He is hit by a train.
(d) He commits suicide.
3. What does Ned say he is doing in Kansas when he writes to Jane in “Two Letters from Kansas”?
(a) Helping with the relocation of blacks.
(b) Building roads.
(c) Assembling black for demonstration marches.
(d) Running a school.
4. For how long does the narrator describe his sessions lasting with Miss Jane in the Introduction?
(a) 8-9 months.
(b) 6-7 months.
(c) 2-3 years.
(d) 2 months.
5. Where does Jane eventually encounter Cluveau and confront him in “The Chariot of Hell”?
(a) At the train station.
(b) At the butcher.
(c) In church.
(d) By the river.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are the poor whites called that make it their job to track down slaves in “Massacre”?
2. How much money does Dye demand from Joe for leaving the plantation in “Another Home”?
3. Who does the old black man say he is attempting to find in “Hunter”?
4. The white woman tells Jane and Ned in “Heading South” that they won't find a way to cross the river without what?
5. How does the narrator "sign off" in the conclusion of the Introduction?
Short Essay Questions
1. How have the slaves been affected by the actions of the north in Book 2: Reconstruction?
2. How is the theme of self-identification explored in the first chapters of Book 1?
3. How are women depicted in comparison to men in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman?
4. What political ideologies can be seen in the actions of the north in Book 2: Reconstruction?
5. What purpose does the Introduction serve to the plot and/or themes in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman?
6. How does the narrator describe his relationship with Miss Jane Pittman in the Introduction?
7. How is the theme of social defiance illustrated in Book 2: Reconstruction?
8. How does irony apply to Colonel Dye's re-purchase of the Bone Plantation?
9. How is the narrator influenced by Miss Jane Pittman's funeral in the Introduction?
10. What physical conflict involves Jane in "Heading North"? What brings about this conflict?
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