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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. Once they are on the desert island, what does the crew do for food?
(a) They eat nothing.
(b) They catch fish.
(c) They eat their clothes.
(d) They become cannibals.

2. What does Equiano's experience on Mulgrave's expedition make him worry about?
(a) Religion and the afterlife.
(b) Being kidnapped.
(c) Money.
(d) Frostbite.

3. What is the purpose of the expedition led by Lord Mulgrave that Equiano joins?
(a) To find a northeast passage to India.
(b) To reach the North Pole.
(c) To find the northwest passage from the United States to China.
(d) To measure the polar ice cap.

4. Why does Equiano decide to leave the plantation?
(a) He is tired of people trying to kidnap him.
(b) He feels he is far from God there.
(c) He can't take the loss of the crops.
(d) He is scared of the Spanish.

5. Who helps Equiano decide to become a Christian?
(a) John Annis.
(b) An old fisherman.
(c) Lord Mulgrave.
(d) An old hairdresser.

Short Answer Questions

1. When he returns to England in Chapter 12, why does Equiano want to become ordained?

2. After the rescue team arrives in New Providence and heads to Georgia, what happens to them?

3. What two reasons does Equiano give for abolishing slavery in the last chapter?

4. Whose sermon helps Equiano understand what is required for salvation?

5. Where has Equiano traveled since the first edition of his Narrative was published?

Short Essay Questions

1. Is Equiano's encounter with Pascal when he returns to England the way you expected it to be?

2. Does the manumission of Equiano seem like a high point to this autobiography?

3. When Equiano decides he needs to find a religion to commit to (after his trip to the North Pole), how does he begin his search?

4. Why does Equiano choose to go with Dr. Irving to start a plantation in Jamaica?

5. Is there an implicit argument being made in Equiano's description of the time he spent in Turkey?

6. Why does Equiano want to become ordained?

7. Describe and comment on Equiano's experiences with the Sierra Leone settlement.

8. Why does Equiano decide to leave Dr. Irving's plantation?

9. How does his experience of being "born again" change Equiano's attitude toward life?

10. How does the trip to the North Pole develop Equiano's characterization?

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