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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. Where does Skiffington meet his future bride?
(a) At the local merchantile.
(b) At the home of William Robbins.
(c) At the local hotel.
(d) At the home of Gilly Patterson.

2. Who dies as his wife and teacher discuss the fate of two slaves whose owner has died?
(a) William Robbins.
(b) Calvin Newman.
(c) Henry Townsend.
(d) John Skiffington.

3. What is the major legal issue facing Sheriff Skiffington?
(a) Drunks.
(b) Abolitionists.
(c) Theft.
(d) Runaway slaves.

4. Why do Robbins and Henry come to the sheriff's office to see Skiffington while Broussard is a prisoner there?
(a) Robbins is missing a slave.
(b) Henry has been robbed.
(c) Travis has been cruel to Robbins.
(d) Travis has been cruel to Henry.

5. What has Fern's mother taught her about the man she should marry?
(a) Not to marry a man with less money than her.
(b) Not to marry a man with darker skin than her own.
(c) Not to marry a man with more money than her.
(d) Not to marry a man with lighter skin than her own.

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

7. Why does Robbins continuously raise the asking price for Henry as Augustus attempts to buy his freedom?
(a) Robbins cares for Henry and likes his quaility of work.
(b) Robbins does not believe Henry should be free.
(c) Robbins does not want to separate Henry from his surrogate mother, Rita.
(d) Robbins does not believe any slave should be free.

8. Who is Philomena?
(a) Robbins' black mistress and mother of two of his children.
(b) Robbins' cousin.
(c) Robbins' housekeeper.
(d) Robbins' personal maid.

9. Who does Anderson Frazier approach to speak to about his latest writing project?
(a) Fern Elston.
(b) Caldonia Townsend.
(c) Alice Night.
(d) Mildred Townsend.

10. What does Skiffington think should be done with Minerva, his slave, if the family were to move?
(a) She should be sold to a plantation.
(b) She should be forced into a beneficial marriage.
(c) She should be freed.
(d) She should remain with the family who cares for her.

11. What does Maude keep pressuring Caldonia to do in Chapter 6?
(a) Free the slaves.
(b) Stop grieving and make a decision regarding the slaves.
(c) Sell the plantation and the slaves.
(d) Stop grieving and remarry.

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

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

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

15. What does Broussard speak to Robbins about during his visit to the jail?
(a) Selling him two slaves.
(b) Owning slaves in general.
(c) France.
(d) Running a plantation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What threat does Robbins level on Philamena when she returns from Richmond after her second attempt to run away?

2. What did Maude do to stop her husband from doing what he wanted with his slaves?

3. What do these men do to Augustus despite the fact that he is a free man?

4. In whose crate does Rita hide in order to attempt her escape?

5. On what occasion does Rita attempt to escape?

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