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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. After a trip to the West Indies in 1771, what profession does Equiano follow for about two years, before going back to sea?
(a) Hairdressing.
(b) Acting.
(c) Tailoring.
(d) French horn playing.

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

3. In Georgia, what does Equiano do that almost gets him flogged?
(a) Curses a ship.
(b) Sells turkeys and bulls.
(c) Beats a slave.
(d) Keeps a light on after 9 p.m.

4. Why doesn't Equiano become ordained?
(a) He doesn't want to do missionary work.
(b) He converts to Islam at the last minute.
(c) The Bishop rejects his request.
(d) He doesn't want to dress like a minister.

5. When Equiano sees King again, what does he find out has happened to King?
(a) King's house was flooded and washed away.
(b) King has won the lottery.
(c) King has been badly injured in a ship wreck.
(d) King has been flogged for having freed Equiano.

Short Answer Questions

1. On the way to Cadiz, when Equiano's ship crashes into the rocks, how does Equiano amaze everyone?

2. What book does Equiano receive after a conversation about Christianity?

3. When the crew think they see cannibals, what are they really looking at?

4. What does Equiano do to try to help Annis?

5. What is the purpose of the expedition led by Lord Mulgrave that Equiano joins?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are Equiano and Farmer each characterized by the incident with the bulls and the turkeys?

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

3. Why does the episode with John Annis affect Equiano's quest for a religion?

4. Explain Equiano's economic argument for ending slavery.

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

6. How do Equiano's experiences in Georgia reflect on the conditions for free black men in the U.S. South before the Civil War?

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

8. What is the significance of Equiano's encounter with Hughes?

9. 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?

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

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