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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. What has Fern's mother taught her about the man she should marry?
2. Who is Clara Martin?
3. Who is Luke?
4. Who is Rita?
5. Who takes in Stamford to help heal his wounds after a fight with his cabin mate, Clement?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do Robbins and Henry visit Skiffinton's jail while Broussard is imprisoned there?
2. Where is Henry buried?
3. Before Henry is freed, who does he go with Robbins to Richmond to track down and return to Manchester County?
4. Who becomes sheriff after Patterson is pushed out of office?
5. Who is Luke? How does he die?
6. What is Maude Newman's opinion as to what her widowed daughter, Caldonia, should do with her slaves?
7. What is Caldonia's twin brother, Calvin's, opinion on the slaves? Why?
8. What is significant about the subjects Anderson Frazier writes about?
9. Why does Caldonia insist that Moses begin coming to the house to give her nightly reports on the activities of the plantation?
10. Who was Henry Townsend's first slave?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following, citing references from the book:
1) Caldonia has the choice to free or continue owning her slaves. Which does she choose and why?
2) Caldonia's mother stresses that slaves are a legacy. Discuss this opinion.
3) Calvin, Caldonia's twin brother, wants to free the slaves. Discuss why and how his opinion impacts his actions throughout the novel
Essay Topic 2
Discuss William Robbins. Who is Robbins? Why does he have so much power in Manchester County? Who is Robbins to Henry? What is their relationship like? Why is Robbins more of a mentor to Henry than his own father? Why did Robbins free Henry's father? Why did he refuse to free Henry? What does this say about their relationship? Why does Robbins eventually free Henry? How does their relationship change? How does their relationship remain the same?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Augustus and Mildred Townsend. How do they feel about slavery? From where do their opinions come? Why do they disapprove of their son's decision to own slaves? What happens when they learn of this decision? Why do Augustus and Mildred stay in the slave quarters when they visit their son? Why do they not stay in the house? Why are they not proud of their son's achievements? Should they be?
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