The Known World Test | Final Test - Hard

Edward P. Jones
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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 one of the following themes from the novel:

1) Friendship

2) Slavery

3) Freed Slaves Owning Slaves

4) Extramarital Affairs

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 the theme of blacks owning slaves. Why would a black person own slaves? What purpose did the slaves fulfill? What other options did freed slaves have other than owning slaves? Why did some freed slaves choose to own slaves? How did this give them power? How did this change their standing in the community? Were blacks allowed to buy slaves at public auctions? Why or why not? How did freed slaves obtain slaves?

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