The Known World Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Edward P. Jones
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who takes care of Moses after he is hobbled and has fallen into a depression so deep he refuses to eat or see anyone?

2. What is Skiffington concerned about in light of the number of missing slaves from Caldonia's plantation?

3. What happens to nine-year-old Abundance Crawford during the journey south with the slave traders?

4. What fate lies ahead of Jebediah when it is discovered he has forged his freedom papers?

5. Who is Saskia Wilhelm?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Skiffington. Who is Skiffington? What is remarkable about Skiffington's religious beliefs? Why? For whom does Skiffington work before he becomes sheriff? Why does Skiffington become sheriff? What does Skiffington do different from the earlier sheriff? Does this make things better or worse? Why? What is Skiffington's opinion of slavery? Why does Skiffington become a slave owner? How does Skiffington feel about his slave?

Essay Topic 3

Why is Augustus stopped on the road as he travels home after selling some furniture? Who stops him? What do they ask to see? What do they do with this item? Why? Who comes across this scene? What do these people offer the newcomers? Why is Augustus sold into slavery? Is there a law against this? What is the law? How might it help Augustus? Why does this law not help Augustus at this point?

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