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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who takes in Stamford to help heal his wounds after a fight with his cabin mate, Clement?
2. Who admonishes Henry to show vigilance and responsibility toward his slaves?
3. Who is Clara Martin?
4. What does Rita hide under inside this crate in order to escape?
5. What object is Elias whittling in Chapter 1?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do Robbins and Henry visit Skiffinton's jail while Broussard is imprisoned there?
2. What causes the feud between Harvey Travis and Clarence Wilford?
3. What do the slaves fear upon learning of the death of Henry Townsend?
4. What could Fern not break Henry of no matter how hard she worked at it?
5. Who becomes sheriff after Patterson is pushed out of office?
6. Before Henry is freed, who does he go with Robbins to Richmond to track down and return to Manchester County?
7. For whom does Elias carve a doll? What is significant about this doll?
8. Who was Henry Townsend's first slave?
9. Why does Stamford get into a fight with his cabin mate? What is the result of this fight?
10. What or who does Robbins buy from Broussard?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss morality. What is morality? Are moral issues black and white? Should people own slaves? Should only whites own slaves? Should only black own slaves? Does it make more sense, morally, for a black to own a slave? Why or why not? Should slaves supervise and punish one another? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Counsel Skiffington. Who is Counsel? What happens to Counsel's family? Where does Counsel go after this? Why? What happens to Counsel on his journey? What is unusual about these events? How does Counsel respond? Where does Counsel eventually settle? Why? How does Counsel perform at his new job? Is his reaction to pleas for help from the black community favorable? How does this reaction reflect Counsel's personal opinion of blacks? Why does Counsel kill his cousin?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Elias. Why did Elias want to run away when Henry Townsend first bought him? What caused him to settle down? Who did Elias marry and how did she influence his behavior? Did her influence continue as Elias grew older? Why was Elisa made overseer of the plantation? Was this a good choice? Was it hypocritical of Elias to accept the position after her fought so hard to be free? Why did Elias' wife disagree with his decision to become overseer?
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