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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What habit does Ramsey have that causes trouble for him and for Fern?
(a) Fighting.
(b) Drinking.
(c) Drugs.
(d) Gambling.

2. What gift does John Skiffington's cousin, Counsel, give to him at the wedding?
(a) A new carriage.
(b) A new house.
(c) A child slave.
(d) A middle-aged slave.

3. For what reason does one of the jurors on Broussard's trial believe the man was convicted?
(a) He was a slaveholder.
(b) He had a foreign accent.
(c) He was guilty.
(d) He was poor.

4. 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 William Robbins.
(c) Arrest him for being a run away slave.
(d) Sell him to slave traders.

5. What type of writing does Anderson Frazier do?
(a) Non-fiction books.
(b) Novels.
(c) Articles.
(d) Pamphlets.

6. Who does Fern say was the first freed slave she taught and possibly her brightest student?
(a) Henry.
(b) Caldonia.
(c) Calvin.
(d) Louis.

7. To whom does Revend Moffett preach obedience?
(a) White servants.
(b) Indentured slaves.
(c) The slaves.
(d) Law officials.

8. What object is Elias whittling in Chapter 1?
(a) A doll.
(b) A whistle.
(c) A horse.
(d) A bowl.

9. In whose crate does Rita hide in order to attempt her escape?
(a) The Pattersons'.
(b) The Townsends'.
(c) The Robbins'.
(d) The Skiffingtons'.

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

11. Who are Louis and Dora?
(a) Robbins' slaves.
(b) Robbins' children with Philamena.
(c) Robbins' freed servants.
(d) Robbins' children with his wife.

12. What place does Calvin dream of going to, in hopes that his passions will be reciprocated?
(a) London.
(b) New York.
(c) Paris.
(d) Chicago.

13. What ailment does Robbins suffer from?
(a) Diabetes.
(b) High blood pressure.
(c) Seizures.
(d) Cancer.

14. What do Henry's parents often bring him on their Sunday visits to Robbins' plantation?
(a) Food.
(b) Money.
(c) Clothes.
(d) Blankets.

15. With whom does Skiffington side when the feud over Travis' cow gets out of hand?
(a) Neither.
(b) Both.
(c) The new owner.
(d) Travis.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Henry attempt to choke during a disagreement over dinner at Fern's one Sunday night?

2. To whom does patroller Travis sell a dying cow?

3. Why does Travis decide he wants the cow returned to him after he has already sold it?

4. What does Caldonia order Moses to do in the future in regard to decisions about the slaves?

5. What mistake does Frazier make when he approaches this woman to discuss his latest writing project?

(see the answer keys)

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