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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 color is the bolt of silk cloth that goes missing before Easter in Part 1, November 1803 – February 1805?
(a) Royal blue.
(b) Yellow.
(c) Crimson.
(d) Emerald green.

2. What kind of gown does Mauma make for the upcoming Race Week in Part 1, November 1803 – February 1805?
(a) A Watteu gown.
(b) A Bouffant gown.
(c) A wedding gown.
(d) A tea gown.

3. One of the patches of the story quilt that Handful finds has Denmark's name and what numbers on the square in Part 2, February 1811 – December 1812?
(a) 1884.
(b) 1852.
(c) 1919.
(d) 1819.

4. Sarah Grimke attends a waltzing party that is hosted by whom in the beginning of Part 2, February 1811 – December 1812?
(a) Lucretia Mott.
(b) Mrs. Alston.
(c) Mrs. Bettleman.
(d) Catherine Morris.

5. How old is Handful when her character is first introduced in Part 1, November 1803 – February 1805?
(a) 16.
(b) 10.
(c) 12.
(d) 8.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the principle profession of Sarah Grimke's father?

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

3. What was the first recognized organization for abolitionists in the United States?

4. Sarah is how much older than Handful in the novel?

5. Who is the "nursery mauma" that tends to the Grimke children in Part 1, November 1803 – February 1805?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mauma intend to do with the money she earns as a hired-out slave in Part 2, February 1811 – December 1812? What does she tell Handful of her plans?

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

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 story does Handful recall in the opening of Part 1, November 1803 – February 1805? Who told Handful this story?

5. How is the custom of slaves attending white churches described in Part 1, November 1803 – February 1805? Where did the slaves sit in church?

6. How does the narrator describe Sarah's appearance in Part 1, November 1803 – February 1805? How is Sarah regarded by her parents?

7. How does Sarah learn to create a manumission document in Part 1, November 1803 – February 1805? What happens to this document?

8. What is Sarah's mother's response when Sarah pleads with her regarding Handful after her eleventh birthday party?

9. How has the friendship between Sarah and Handful evolved in the beginning of 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?

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