The Known World Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Edward P. Jones
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. From whom does Henry buy his first piece of land and his first slave?
(a) John Skiffington.
(b) William Robbins.
(c) Gilly Patterson.
(d) Augustus Townsend.

2. What do the slaves on Townsend Plantation fear most when they hear of the death of Henry Townsend?
(a) They will be sold and separated from their loved ones.
(b) They will be forced to continue working for the plantation.
(c) They will be freed and forced to leave Virginia.
(d) They will be sold to less kind slave owners.

3. What word does Maude use to refer to Caldonia and Calvin's slaves?
(a) Shame.
(b) Disgrace.
(c) Power.
(d) Legacy.

4. What subject does Anderson Frazier generally write about?
(a) American history.
(b) American peculiarities.
(c) American politics.
(d) American romance.

5. What is John Skiffington's job at the time he decides to marry?
(a) Slave patroller.
(b) Deputy sheriff.
(c) Sheriff.
(d) Mayor.

6. What do these men do to Augustus despite the fact that he is a free man?
(a) Arrest him for breaking the Act of 1806.
(b) Sell him to slave traders.
(c) Sell him to William Robbins.
(d) Arrest him for being a run away slave.

7. To whom does patroller Travis sell a dying cow?
(a) Barnum Kinsey.
(b) Oden Peoples.
(c) Henry Townsend.
(d) Clarence Wilford.

8. What inspires the punishment Henry orders for Elias when he is caught attempting to run away?
(a) A story in the newspaper.
(b) His own imagination.
(c) A slave Henry knew as a child with a similar injury.
(d) A story told to him by other slave owners.

9. What does Augustus Townsend do to make his living?
(a) Builds furniture.
(b) Makes boots.
(c) Serves food in a restaurant.
(d) Is a deputy sheriff.

10. What did Maude do to stop her husband from doing what he wanted with his slaves?
(a) Sued him.
(b) Poisoned him.
(c) Divorced him.
(d) Stabbed him.

11. What object does Calvin own that inspires his dreams of moving away from Manchester County to find love and passion?
(a) A magazine article.
(b) A picture of a family.
(c) A newspaper clipping.
(d) A snowglobe.

12. Who becomes Henry's mentor despite Augustus' disapproval?
(a) Barnum Kinsey.
(b) Oden Peoples.
(c) William Robbins.
(d) John Skiffington.

13. Who is prisoner Jean Broussard accused of killing?
(a) His brother.
(b) His business partner.
(c) His neighbor.
(d) His wife.

14. How does Augustus react to the news that Henry has become a slave owner?
(a) Augustus congratulates his son and celebrates this moment of glory.
(b) Augustus breaks Henry's shoulder with a walking stick.
(c) Augustus tells Henry his future is looking bright.
(d) Augustus warns that only trouble can come from a black man acting like a white man.

15. What does Stamford believe is his fate?
(a) To die of a wasting disease.
(b) To live until he is the oldest man in the county.
(c) To live to see slaves freed.
(d) To die soon.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Augustus show these people that are later destroyed by one of these men?

2. Who stops Augustus as he makes his way home after delivery furniture to a client?

3. Why did John Skiffington leave North Carolina?

4. What unusual demand does Moses make to Robbins?

5. Why do the large landowners of Manchester County become unhappy with Sheriff Patterson?

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