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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 does Frazier's interviewee claim made slavery okay?
(a) Both the law and Bible sanctioned it.
(b) The President said it was.
(c) It was a way of life, the only way most people knew.
(d) The politicians said it was.

2. What is Anderson Frazier's latest project about?
(a) Slaves in general.
(b) The Emancipation of American slaves.
(c) Blacks owning black slaves.
(d) The romantic life of an American slave.

3. Who is chosen to be sheriff when Patterson resigns two years later?
(a) John Skiffington.
(b) Counsel Skiffington.
(c) William Robbins.
(d) Henry Townsend.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first job Henry has after winning his freedom from slavery?

2. What fear causes Clara to call Skiffington to her home?

3. What did Maude's husband, Tilmon, want to do with their slaves after the death of their third child?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Counsel find in Mildred's house?

2. Who asks Fern to take Henry on as a student? Why?

3. What is significant about the fact that Henry Townsend owns slaves?

4. What do the slaves fear upon learning of the death of Henry Townsend?

5. What object will Tessie, Elias' daughter, ask her children and grandchildren to find for her on her death bed?

6. Why does Robbins continually raise his asking price for Henry Townsend's freedom?

7. For whom does Elias carve a doll? What is significant about this doll?

8. Who was Henry Townsend's first slave?

9. Who is pressuring Skiffington to find Caldonia's missing slaves and what temptation is adding to Skiffington's stress?

10. Who does Fern meet on the road as she returns home from consoling Caldonia over her loss for the past five weeks?

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