The Known World Test | Final Test - Hard

Edward P. Jones
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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. Whose birth does Moses claim to have been present at, even though the reader knows Moses was not in Manchester County until many years later?

2. Who are the majority of the employees at the hotel/restaurant/saloon that Alice, Priscilla, and James own in Washington, D.C.?

3. What language does the leader of this group Counsel runs into in Texas speak?

4. What unique problem does the arrest of Jebediah present for Sheriff Skiffington?

5. What does Augustus attempt to do the moment he is bought and paid for?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Moses force Celeste to work in the fields even though she claims to be sick?

2. Why does Skiffington go to Mildred's house looking for Moses.

3. What does Caldonia buy for her slaves that she earlier rejected but now sees as an asset.

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

5. Why does Moses force his way into Caldonia's house? What does he demand to know?

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

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

8. How is Augustus killed?

9. Why does Moses encourages Alice, his wife, and son to run away?

10. Who buys Jebediah Dickinson upon learning that he is not free, but is a slave owned by a cruel pastor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following, citing references from the book:

1) Religious morality versus extramarital affairs.

2) The morality of the slaves versus the morality of the slave owners.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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