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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. Why does Jebediah accost Fern on the road to her home?
2. What does Counsel Skiffington find inside the home while he is searching for Moses?
3. Who claims that Jebediah forged his freedom papers?
4. Who does Moses think needs to be out of the picture to clear the way for Caldonia to free him and marry him?
5. Who disappears from Caldonia's plantation in the days after Alice, Priscilla, and Jamie leave?
Short Essay Questions
1. What injury results in the amputation of Jebediah's foot? How does Fern respond to this operation?
2. Why does Skiffington go to Mildred's house looking for Moses.
3. What does Counsel find in Mildred's house?
4. How does Mildred get killed?
5. Why does Saskia Wilhelm's husband force her into prostitution? Where does Saskia end up?
6. Why does Counsel burn his own plantation house down in Chapter 7?
7. What disease does Saskia Wilhelm contract that she exposes all the people on Counsel's plantation to?
8. As Skiffington begins to investigate the disappearance of Moses' family and Alice, what does he begin to suspect?
9. What does Caldonia buy for her slaves that she earlier rejected but now sees as an asset.
10. Who comes to Manchester County and takes a job as a deputy with the sheriff's office? Why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Who is Mildred Townsend? Why does Skiffington go to her house to look for Moses? Is Moses there? Why? What happens to Mildred during the search for Moses? Why? Is it an accident? Why is Moses taken into custody? Why is it suggested Moses be hobbled? Is he? By whom? Why? What happens to Moses when he is returned to his plantation? What does this say about Moses' character? What does it say about Celeste's character?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Elias. Why did Elias want to run away when Henry Townsend first bought him? What caused him to settle down? Who did Elias marry and how did she influence his behavior? Did her influence continue as Elias grew older? Why was Elisa made overseer of the plantation? Was this a good choice? Was it hypocritical of Elias to accept the position after her fought so hard to be free? Why did Elias' wife disagree with his decision to become overseer?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Henry Townsend. Who are Henry's parents? Why did they work to free him? Who is Henry closer to, his parents or his former owner? Why does Henry look up to his former owner? Why does Henry disregard the opinions of his parents? Why does Henry have a falling out with his parents? Does Henry look to his former owner as a parent?
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