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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is it that makes Eliza feel momentarily sad as she runs away?
(a) She is sad to leave her work since it gave her satisfaction.
(b) She feels sad that Harry is crying that he wants to stay.
(c) She says she feels unloyal leaving Mrs. Shelby.
(d) The Shelby home is the only one she has ever known and she is nostalgiac.

2. Shortly before Chapter 1 ends, what is Eliza afraid will happen?
(a) Mr. Shelby will be angry for her with playing with Harry and neglecting her work.
(b) Mrs Shelby will be angry with her for not minding her own business.
(c) She and Harry will be sold.
(d) Mr. Haley will reveal that he saw Eliza eavesdropping.

3. In what state does Senator Bird live?
(a) West Virginia.
(b) Ohio.
(c) Georgia.
(d) Kentucky.

4. In the tavern, what is it that one of the Kentuckians brings to the stranger to read?
(a) An advertisement offering a reward to find a runaway slave.
(b) A menu offering only Kentucky whisky and Kentucky wine.
(c) A copy of the Fugitive Slave Act.
(d) The daily news paper of this town.

5. When Phineas expresses understanding about this thing George possesses, how does Mr. Halliday react?
(a) Halliday says he can tell Phineas was not born a Quaker.
(b) Halliday is ashamed of Phineas.
(c) Halliday lets Phineas lecture him.
(d) Halliday is proud of Phineas.

6. Who is Phineas Fletcher?
(a) A friend of the Hallidays and a fellow Quaker.
(b) A white man who supervises the slaves on the Halliday plantation.
(c) A slave who wants to join Eliza and George on their journey north.
(d) A slave catcher.

7. Who apparently knows nothing of Mr. Shelby's debt?
(a) Mrs. Shelby.
(b) Mr. Haley.
(c) Mr. Shelby, himself.
(d) Eliza.

8. Where does Tom stay while Haley goes to the slave auction?
(a) In a carriage, watched by a guard.
(b) In jail.
(c) At a hotel.
(d) At a friend of Haley's.

9. Why doesn't Eliza see her husband much?
(a) He and Eliza have divorced.
(b) He travels a lot for his job.
(c) He lives and works on a different plantation.
(d) He is ill.

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

11. When Mr. Haley is with Mr. Shelby, how does Eliza find out about the upcoming sale of the slaves?
(a) She has read the journal on Mr. Shelby's desk when she cleaned.
(b) She hides in the closet to hear Shelby and Haley talk.
(c) She hides in the closet to hear Mr. and Mrs. Shelby talk.
(d) She hides in the closet to hear Shelby and young Master George talk.

12. What does Harry do when he first meets Mr. Shelby and Mr. Haley?
(a) He shyly asks for a piece of candy.
(b) He recites a childish poem he has made up.
(c) He sings and dances for them.
(d) He sings "America the Beautiful' for them.

13. Who is "Black Sam?"
(a) A code name for Harry.
(b) A slave who travels with Mr. Haley.
(c) A slave who travels around trying to help runaway slaves find shelter.
(d) A slave who belongs to the Shelbys.

14. When Phineas is in the town where the Hallidays live, what does he hear a conversation about?
(a) A warrant issued for the Quakers who are hiding slaves.
(b) A slave named Tom is looking for Eliza to come to a plantation in New Orleans.
(c) Slave catchers looking for Eliza and her family.
(d) A reward for catching the runaway slaves.

15. Who is Cudjoe?
(a) The Birds' dog.
(b) The Birds' cat.
(c) A servant of the Birds'.
(d) The Birds' parakeet.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says that he/she "wouldn't give a flip" for politics?

2. What is it that Mrs. Bird feels is ignored by the passing of the Fugitive Slave Act?

3. In the conversation in the tavern about how to best manage slaves, what is it that interrupts this discussion?

4. In which state is Chapter 1 set?

5. Who is Augustine St. Clare?

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