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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the saloon partner of Anorld Ridgeway's father?
(a) Elijah Lander.
(b) James Randall.
(c) Mr. Lumbly.
(d) Tom Bird.

2. Approximately how old is the "negro girl" that is described in the notice that opens "North Carolina"?
(a) 15.
(b) 18.
(c) 16.
(d) 21.

3. For what family does Bessie work?
(a) The Ridgeways.
(b) The Wells.
(c) The Fletchers.
(d) The Andersons.

4. How did Ajarry first attempt suicide while on the slave ship?
(a) By slapping a captain.
(b) By cutting her wrists.
(c) By denying herself food.
(d) By hanging.

5. What building does the staton master tell Cora and Caesar to use as a landmark in "South Carolina"?
(a) The Marcine Building.
(b) The Tater Building.
(c) The Chrystler Building.
(d) The Griffin Building.

6. Where was Ajarry's first husband sold to a sugar plantation?
(a) In Florida.
(b) In North Carolina.
(c) In South Carolina.
(d) In Louisiana.

7. Who is the slave that comes up to Cora and suggests they run away together in "Georgia"?
(a) Lovey.
(b) Caesar.
(c) Royal.
(d) Boseman.

8. Where were Ajarry and the other slaves taken upon arriving in America to be certified clear of illness?
(a) Anderson Island.
(b) Ellis Island.
(c) Staten Island.
(d) Sullivan's Island.

9. How many children did Ajarry give birth to?
(a) Six.
(b) Five.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

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

11. How old was Arnold Ridgeway when he took up with the patrollers?
(a) 15.
(b) 18.
(c) 16.
(d) 14.

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

13. Who has signed the reward poster that opens "South Carolina"?
(a) Benj P. Wells.
(b) James R. Rosewell.
(c) Martin Wells.
(d) Elijah Lander.

14. What is Dr. Stevens's first name?
(a) Aloysius.
(b) Andrew.
(c) James.
(d) Robert.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. For how long does the narrator say the station master and his wife have been married in "North Carolina"?

2. Who is the teacher that teaches Cora and others to read and write in "South Carolina"?

3. What is the date of the wanted notice that opens "North Carolina"?

4. At what port was Ajarry held in a dungeon while the slave ships arrived?

5. Where does Cora learn the residents of Number 40 have been taken when they disappear in "South Carolina"?

(see the answer keys)

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