The Underground Railroad (novel) Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

Colson Whitehead
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 3 (p. 71 - 106).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Ajarry attempt to kill herself a second time on the slave ship passage?
(a) By cutting her neck.
(b) By drowning.
(c) By hanging.
(d) By cutting her wrists.

2. How old is the "negro girl" that is being sought on the reward poster in the opening of "South Carolina"?
(a) 16.
(b) 12.
(c) 18.
(d) 22.

3. Where has Caesar gotten work after arriving in South Carolina?
(a) At a machine factory.
(b) At a stage theater.
(c) At a museum.
(d) At a chicken coop.

4. Who follows Cora and Caesar when they make their escape from the plantation?
(a) Lovey.
(b) Ridgeway.
(c) Ajarry.
(d) Ethel.

5. For how much money did a representative from the Randall plantation buy Ajarry?
(a) $125.
(b) $450.
(c) $292.
(d) $239.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Cora and Caesar go to talk when he comes to see her at the Hob in "Georgia"?

2. On what slave ship were the rest of Ajarry's family members taken in Ouidah?

3. Why does the narrator say that the captain of the slave ship that brought Ajarry from her homeland staggered the culture and disposition of the slaves he peddled?

4. How long ago does the reward poster in the opening of "South Carolina" say the slave girl ran away?

5. Who in the Hob is described as "indifferent to hygeine and no inducement or threat could sway her" in "Georgia"?

(see the answer key)

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