Twelve Years a Slave Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 6-10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What could be said about the type of access that Solomon and the other slaves had with respect to the yard that surrounded Williams' Slave Pen?
(a) That it was risky.
(b) That it was unsupervised.
(c) That it was restricted.
(d) That it was based on the honor system.

2. How were Solomon and the other slaves treated around Goodin's Pen in Richmond, Virginia?
(a) They were treated with limited time and attention.
(b) They were treated like valued friends.
(c) They were treated like merchandise.
(d) They were treated with the utmost dignity and respect.

3. How did Solomon view his carpentry work under Myers?
(a) As an escape from the ordinary.
(b) As an escape from Tibeats.
(c) As a learning experience.
(d) As an opportunity to escape from the area.

4. What one element stood out when Tibeats set about to punish Solomon?
(a) That he did not seem to be able to punish Solomon by himself.
(b) That he thought that he could punish Solomon by himself.
(c) That he always had to have help from others.
(d) That he was never sure that his plan would work because of Solomon's size.

5. What type of reputation did Solomon maintain while living in Saratoga Springs?
(a) Clean-cut and respectable.
(b) Trustworthy and educated.
(c) Hardworking and respectable.
(d) Educated and hardworking.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Chapin send for Ford when he was the overseer of Ford's Plantation?

2. How did Burch react when Solomon first met him and told him that he was feeling sick?

3. From what Solomon could tell, what was the exterior design of Williams' Slave Pen in Washington City supposed to accomplish?

4. Which of the following was one thing that Tibeats had a reputation of using when trying to out-maneuver his enemies?

5. For the most part, how did Solomon consider his life as a slave for William Ford to be?

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