Uncle Tom's Cabin Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Mrs. Selby react to the news that Eliza has escaped?
(a) She faints.
(b) She is secretly delighted.
(c) She is furious.
(d) She expected this would happen and gets a new personal slave for herself.

2. When George meets with Eliza, why does he tell her that he travels so far from the plantation on which he works?
(a) He has another wife and child to visit.
(b) He has an ill mother who has no one to care for her.
(c) He knows he can sell his invention in another city.
(d) He will travel to a place where he will have more freedom than he has now.

3. How does Eliza react to business transaction she hears Mr. Shelby talk about with Mr. Haley?
(a) She wakes Harry and her husband and they set off to run away together.
(b) She asks Mrs. Shelby to help her hide so that they cannot find her the next day.
(c) She wakes Harry and Uncle Tom and asks Mrs. Shelby to help them find a safe place to live.
(d) She wakes Harry, packs up a few things, and sets off to run away.

4. What does Mr. Haley say to Mr. Shelby that is insulting?
(a) Haley accuses Shelby of being a poor manager.
(b) Haley accuses Mr. Shelby of not being fair and possibly helping the slaves get away.
(c) Haley accuses Shelby of caring too much about his wife thinks.
(d) Mr. Haley says that Shelby spoiled his slaves and now he will expect Shelby to give him cash.

5. When Mr. Haley leaves Mr. Shelby, what is the awful truth that Mrs. Shelby learns?
(a) Uncle Tom will be sold, but that he can stay until after harvest.
(b) Uncle Tom and Harry will be sold and gone tomorrow.
(c) Harry will be sold and gone tomorrow.
(d) Uncle Tom will be sold and gone tomorrow.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who raised Eliza?

2. What does Harry do when he first meets Mr. Shelby and Mr. Haley?

3. Who assumes the role of a preacher when the slaves practice their religion?

4. In which state is Chapter 1 set?

5. Which character is described as a "mulatto?"

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