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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How can it best be said that Solomon described Bass?
(a) Friendly and firm.
(b) Unfriendly and indecisive.
(c) Unfriendly, soft-spoken, yet intelligent.
(d) Friendly, intelligent, soft-spoken, yet firm.

2. How did the slaves in Bayou Bœuf view Lew Cheney?
(a) As a leader/then a traitor.
(b) As a traitor/then a leader.
(c) As a slave driver.
(d) As a powerful and influential friend.

3. Which of the following critter types was most costly to the planters?
(a) The termite.
(b) The caterpillar.
(c) The red ant.
(d) The worm.

4. Who was an unlikely slave driver who actually was one?
(a) Solomon Northrup.
(b) William Ford.
(c) Mrs. William Ford.
(d) Mary McCoy.

5. Toward which of the following did Patsey look forward to the most, to one day save her from the cruelty of her masters?
(a) Rest.
(b) Getting married.
(c) Running away.
(d) God.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the reason upon which Solomon based his bellief that Bass had left Marksville quietly?

2. Why was Eliza likely to have suggested to Solomon that he may be better off dead than dealing with Tibeats?

3. What had Epps threatened the slaves with before the carriage came into the Epps Plantation, headed for the main house?

4. What may have been the underlying reason that William Ford was willing to let Mr. Eldret hire Solomon?

5. How could Bass' efforts to help Solomon regain his freedom be described?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 15 of the book, how did the slaves in Bayou Bœuf change at Christmastime?

2. In Chapter 12 of the story, why was the day following a night of Epps drinking especially hard on the slaves?

3. Why did Solomon feels more like a real human being while working for Judge Turner in Chapter 14 of the book?

4. Why was Lew Cheney not liked by some of the slaves in Bayou Bœuf in Chapter 17 of the book?

5. In Chapter 17, how did Lew Cheney show that he was not the leader whom he claimed to be among the slaves who were planning to escape to Mexico?

6. In Chapter 19 of the book, how did Samuel Bass cooperate with Solomon in terms of helping him get his freedom restored?

7. In Chapter 14 of the book, how did the slaves manage to add variety to the food that was available to them to eat on a daily basis?

8. What type of consequences did Epps have to face for chasing the young and beautiful slave, Patsey in Chapter 16 of the book?

9. In Chapter 16 of the book, how did Solomon lead Epps to believe that he was making the slaves work hard in the cotton field?

10. How did Samuel Bass show others that he was against slavery in Chapter 19 of the book?

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