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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 Skiffington often stop to do while traveling on horseback?
(a) Speak with neighbors.
(b) Fish.
(c) Eat.
(d) Read his Bible.

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

3. On what occasion does Rita attempt to escape?
(a) On the day Henry dies.
(b) During the celebration for the Fourth of July.
(c) On Christmas Day.
(d) The day Henry's father buys his freedom.

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

5. How is Luke killed?
(a) Luke is hit by lightening.
(b) Luke is trampled by a couple of horses.
(c) Luke dies from being overworked by a neighboring farmer.
(d) Luke is beaten to death by a slave patroller for being out after dark.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is chosen to be sheriff when Patterson resigns two years later?

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

3. What does Calvin swear he would do with his own slaves if his mother was not standing in his way?

4. What habit does Ramsey have that causes trouble for him and for Fern?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does Calvin have a crush on? Why does Calvin believe this person would rebuff any suggestions of romance? Where does Calvin want to go and why?

2. Why does Clara Martin suddenly become convinced that her slave, Ralph, wants to kill her?

3. What is Caldonia's twin brother, Calvin's, opinion on the slaves? Why?

4. What is significant about the subjects Anderson Frazier writes about?

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

6. What promise does Caldonia make to the slaves after her husband's death?

7. Who is Augustus Townsend?

8. What or who does Robbins buy from Broussard?

9. Who becomes sheriff after Patterson is pushed out of office?

10. Why does Stamford pick blueberries for a couple of children he sees going out to pick berries in a storm?

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