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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 does Moses expect Caldonia to do for him now that his family is gone and he is Caldonia's lover?
2. What is the name on the wall hanging that Calvin sees in Washington D.C., causing him to write an excited letter to his sister, Caldonia?
3. Who does Mildred claim ignored her plea for help when she went to report her husband missing at the sheriff's office?
4. Who performs the procedure to hobble Moses?
5. What does Counsel make Moses promise at gunpoint after Moses reveals himself by coming out of the house?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Mildred get killed?
2. Who buys Jebediah Dickinson upon learning that he is not free, but is a slave owned by a cruel pastor?
3. Why does Mildred not immediately report her husband missing when he does not return home from a business trip?
4. What does Caldonia buy for her slaves that she earlier rejected but now sees as an asset.
5. Who does Fern meet on the road as she returns home from consoling Caldonia over her loss for the past five weeks?
6. Why is Jebediah Dickinson arrested? What lie is revealed upon this arrest?
7. What does Counsel find in Mildred's house?
8. Why does Saskia Wilhelm's husband force her into prostitution? Where does Saskia end up?
9. What disease does Saskia Wilhelm contract that she exposes all the people on Counsel's plantation to?
10. How does John Skiffington get killed?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Who is Fern? Why does it never occur to Fern to pass as white? Why does Fern remain married to Ramsey? What kind of husband is Ramsey? What is Ramsey's favorite pastime? Does this make Ramsey a bad person? Is Ramsey bad to Fern? What does Fern learn from a slave about Ramsey's fidelity? How does this affect Fern's marriage? Why? How does Fern feel about being a slave owner? Why does she not feel shame at owning slaves? Should she?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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