The Known World Test | Final 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. What does Moses include in his reports to Caldonia every night?
(a) Stories of how Henry spoke fondly of her all through their marriage.
(b) Stories of how he would treat her if she were his wife.
(c) Stories of how Henry built the house for her.
(d) Stories of how the slaves are building a rebellion against her.

2. Why does Skiffington count Oden and his testimony for Travis about Augustus as that of only half a man?
(a) Oden is an Indian.
(b) Oden is a criminal.
(c) Oden is a freed slave.
(d) Oden is mentally impaired.

3. Who has John Skiffington begun to lust after even as he begins to see his career falling apart?
(a) Mildred.
(b) Caldonia.
(c) Maude.
(d) Minerva.

4. Who is named overseer in the wake of Moses' disappearance?
(a) Elias.
(b) Celeste.
(c) Stamford.
(d) Louis.

5. Who disappears from Caldonia's plantation in the days after Alice, Priscilla, and Jamie leave?
(a) Moses, Gloria, and Clement.
(b) Moses, Elias, and Celeste.
(c) Stamford, Delphie, and Elias.
(d) Gloria and Stamford.

6. What does Counsel make Moses promise at gunpoint after Moses reveals himself by coming out of the house?
(a) To not tell anyone Counsel killed John Skiffington.
(b) To not tell anyone that Counsel killed Mildred Townsend for her treasures.
(c) To not tell anyone about the treasure Counsel believes is still hidden in the house.
(d) To not tell anyone that the slave patrol sold Augustus Townsend into slavery.

7. What is Skiffington concerned about in light of the number of missing slaves from Caldonia's plantation?
(a) That Caldonia will move to have him replaced as sheriff for not finding her slaves.
(b) That the missing slaves will be killed by his patrollers.
(c) That the missing slaves will kill him in his sleep.
(d) That Robbins will lose faith in him like he did Patterson.

8. Who says that Moses is 'world stupid', implying that he does not know North from South?
(a) Bennett.
(b) Jamie.
(c) Loretta.
(d) Elias.

9. Who does Caldonia marry three years after her husband's death?
(a) Louis.
(b) Counsel Skiffington.
(c) Moses.
(d) William Robbins.

10. How does Topps define perishment?
(a) Fragility of human life.
(b) The moment a slave chooses to runaway.
(c) The moment an investment goes bad.
(d) The point at which a food spoils.

11. Who accuses Moses of working the slaves too hard and too late into the day?
(a) Elias.
(b) Louis.
(c) Celeste.
(d) Delphie.

12. Why was a white woman hanged in Bristol in front of more than three hundred people?
(a) For laying with a slave.
(b) For helping a slave escape.
(c) For handing out abolishonist pamphlets.
(d) For adultery.

13. What unique problem does the arrest of Jebediah present for Sheriff Skiffington?
(a) Skiffington does not believe Jebediah has commited a crime.
(b) Skiffington is confronted with health problems Jebediah will need help in controlling during his imprisonment.
(c) Skiffington does not want to put a black in a cell often occupied by whites.
(d) Skiffington has too many prisoners to house another.

14. What does Moses expect Caldonia to do for him now that his family is gone and he is Caldonia's lover?
(a) To free him.
(b) To make him a paid employee.
(c) To move him into the main house.
(d) To sell him.

15. How many free blacks do the slave traders sell along their journey south?
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Five.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Counsel Skiffington find inside the home while he is searching for Moses?

2. Who does Robbins charge with finding Caldonia's lost slaves after admitting he has lost faith in John Skiffington as sheriff?

3. What possession does Tessie show everyone, a possession she will cherish until she dies more than eighty years later?

4. What ailment does Morris Calhenny suffer that only his slave, Beau, can help him overcome?

5. Why were Saskia and her husband exiled from England?

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