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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. Where does Benny say he thinks his mother is when Dr. Flint asks him?
(a) Louisiana.
(b) Dead.
(c) New York.
(d) Hiding.

2. What is the name of the doctor Brent wishes Ellen to see in Chapter 33?
(a) Dr. Elliot.
(b) Dr. Durham.
(c) Dr. Long.
(d) Dr. Peters.

3. As Chapter 7 opens, Douglass says that he lived with the Auld family for how long?
(a) 7 years.
(b) 19 years.
(c) 3 years.
(d) 10 years.

4. Douglass leaves Thomas Auld's house in what year?
(a) 1833.
(b) 1901.
(c) 1876.
(d) 1798.

5. What is the name of the Auld's neighbors?
(a) Purcell.
(b) Cantor.
(c) Hamilton.
(d) Dumont.

Short Answer Questions

1. After Dr. Flint's death, Brent receives a letter from Emily Flint who has been married. What is Emily's new name?

2. With what friend does Brent reunite in Chapter 40?

3. What is the name of the friend with whom Brent is reunited on the ship as she runs away?

4. How many slaves has Mrs. Auld had prior to Douglass' arrival?

5. Garrison states in his Preface that Douglass proves slaves in Maryland were treated slightly better than slaves in all BUT WHICH of the following states?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Chapter 11, what is Douglass' opinion of the Underground Railroad?

2. When discussing his childhood, why does Douglass say life is generally harder for slaves with white fathers than for other slaves with two black parents?

3. To what does Douglass attribute the negative changes in the Aulds toward the end of his time with them?

4. Why, according to Douglass' recollection of his childhood, are infants separated from their mothers at such a young age in Maryland?

5. What sort of reception does Douglass find in the household of Thomas Auld?

6. What is Douglass' life like under Mr. Covey?

7. Why does Brent refuse Emily Dodge's request that she return home?

8. What bit of good news does Brent receive in Chapter 40, and what bad news overshadows it?

9. What fright does Brent face in Chapters 35 and 36?

10. Why does Douglass not explain how he managed to escape to New York?

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