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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 admonishes Sarah Grimke for teaching the slave children the ABC song during Sunday school in Part 1, November 1803 – February 1805?
(a) Reverend McDowell.
(b) Reverend Hall.
(c) Reverend Mott.
(d) Reverend Williams.

2. How old is Mr. Grimke when he faces trial and impeachment in Part 2, February 1811 – December 1812?
(a) 59.
(b) 72.
(c) 49.
(d) 63.

3. How late is Burke Williams when he first appears at the Grimke home to call on Sarah?
(a) 1 hour late.
(b) 2 hours late.
(c) 10 minutes late.
(d) 30 minutes late.

4. Where does the Grimke family live in Part 1, November 1803 – February 1805?
(a) Memphis, Tennessee.
(b) Charleston, South Carolina.
(c) Oxford, Mississippi.
(d) Atlanta, Georgia.

5. Why is Charlotte arrested in Part 2, February 1811 – December 1812?
(a) For stealing a chicken.
(b) For running away from the plantation.
(c) For killing her husband.
(d) For pushing a white lady.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much do the slave records indicate Mauma is worth when she examines them in Part 2, February 1811 – December 1812?

2. What led to the death of Handful's father?

3. How many slaves does the Grimke family own in Part 1, November 1803 – February 1805?

4. What does Sarah leave in a basket for Mauma and Handful after Mauma's one-leg punishment in Part 1, November 1803 – February 1805?

5. Who is revealed to have told on Handful for writing in Part 1, November 1803 – February 1805?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Handful live when her character is introduced in Part 1, November 1803 – February 1805? How is the hierarchy of this household described?

2. How does Sarah go about attempting to quell her feelings for Burke Williams in Part 2, February 1811 – December 1812? Is she successful?

3. What does Sarah discover Handful doing when her family returns from their upcountry estate in Part 2, February 1811 – December 1812? How does she respond?

4. What does Sarah's eleventh birthday signify? How many siblings does Sarah have? What are their names?

5. Who is the young man that asks to call on Sarah at Mrs. Alston's party? How is this character described?

6. How are Handful's feelings about Sarah described when Handful is seventeen in Part 2, February 1811 – December 1812?

7. Who has Mauma begun having an affair with in Part 2, February 1811 – December 1812? How is this character described?

8. What items from the Grimke household go missing in Part 1, November 1803 – February 1805? Who steals these items?

9. What impressions does Denmark Vesey make on Handful and Mauma in Part 2, February 1811 – December 1812?

10. What is Sarah's principle birthday present for her eleventh birthday? How does Sarah respond to this gift?

(see the answer keys)

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