The Underground Railroad (novel) Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Ridgeway say he is going to capture another slave before returning Cora in "Tennessee"?
(a) Tennessee.
(b) Missouri.
(c) Arkansas.
(d) Ohio.

2. Who is the slave girl described in the wanted ad that opens "The North"?
(a) Mabel.
(b) Ajarry.
(c) Clara.
(d) Cora.

3. What do the Wells tell their housekeeper in order to keep her away from working when Cora is sick?
(a) That Martin is sick.
(b) That she is fired.
(c) That their parents are coming to town.
(d) That Ethel is sick.

4. What shape is the scar that is described on the runaway's temple in the wanted ad in "The North"?
(a) V-shpaed.
(b) Moon-shaped.
(c) Triangle-shaped.
(d) Star-shaped.

5. How many men, women, and children does the narrator claim were killed in the Southampton Insurrection?
(a) 23.
(b) 55.
(c) 65.
(d) 45.

6. Where does Ridgeway tell Cora that Caesar was killed in "Tennessee"?
(a) Georgia.
(b) Tennessee.
(c) South Carolina.
(d) North Carolina.

7. Who led the Southampton Insurrection?
(a) Jack Ross.
(b) Elijah Lander.
(c) Nat Turner.
(d) James Randall.

8. Who is described as a powerful local planter and senator that assembled at Oney Garrison's dining room, according to Martin in "North Carolina"?
(a) Jamison.
(b) Jackson.
(c) Connolly.
(d) Fletcher.

9. What does Ridgeway ask Homer to take out as he lay injured in "The North"?
(a) His knife.
(b) His gun.
(c) His pocket watch.
(d) His journal.

10. On what days of the week does the town hold its festival and lynching in "North Carolina"?
(a) Mondays.
(b) Fridays.
(c) Saturdays.
(d) Tuesdays.

11. What is the approximate age given for the escaped slave on the reward notice in "Indiana"?
(a) 19.
(b) 28.
(c) 12.
(d) 16.

12. What is the name of Valentine's eldest son?
(a) Paul.
(b) James.
(c) Oliver.
(d) John.

13. Where did Sam end up driving trains on the Underground Railroad after he left South Carolina?
(a) To Canada.
(b) To Pittsburgh and Detroit.
(c) To Cleveland and Philadelphia.
(d) To Boston and New York.

14. What is the book that Caesar goes to the schoolhouse to read?
(a) Manifest Destiny.
(b) A Christmas Carol.
(c) The American Dream.
(d) Gulliver's Travels.

15. Grayson was sold to the Randall plantation by an indigo farmer from where?
(a) Mississippi.
(b) Louisiana.
(c) South Carolina.
(d) North Carolina.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Caesar drink Corn whiskey with and talk about women in "Caesar"?

2. Who left Valentine Farm because of the murder he committed?

3. Who is the man who ends up taking Cora after the Wells' house has been raided?

4. What charismatic speaker comes regularly to the farm and gives charismatic speeches in "Indiana"?

5. Who attempts to have sex with Cora in "Tennessee"?

(see the answer keys)

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