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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Senator Bird give someone to help support Eliza before he and she parted?
(a) A twenty-dollar bill.
(b) A hundred-dollar bill.
(c) A ten-dollar bill.
(d) A fifty-dollar bill.

2. What "happy days" does Eliza think of as she leaves the Shelby house?
(a) Days happily learning to read and write with the young master.
(b) Days with her husband.
(c) Days happily working in the kitchen.
(d) Days happily tending Mrs. Shelby.

3. Which character eavesdrops on Mr. Shelby and Mr. Haley's conversation?
(a) Uncle Tom.
(b) Mrs. Shelby.
(c) Eliza.
(d) Harry.

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

5. How could the people who go to search for Eliza and Harry be described?
(a) A few nearby friendly plantation owners.
(b) Slaves who are trying NOT to catch Eliza and Harry.
(c) White men who will get paid if they bring them back.
(d) Deputies.

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

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

8. At the beginning of Chapter 4, what does "a neat garden patch, where, every summer, strawberries, raspberries, and a variety of fruit and vegetables, flourished" describe?
(a) The exterior of the main house on the plantation.
(b) The exterior of Uncle Tom's cabin.
(c) The exterior of George's house.
(d) The exterior of Eliza's slave quarters.

9. How does Mrs. Shelby view the news of "her" slaves being sold?
(a) She feels that it is God's curse on the people involved in slavery.
(b) She feels badly, but accepts the fact that these things happen on plantations.
(c) She feels that she can change her husband's mind.
(d) She is angry and wants to take her favorite slaves and run away.

10. Why is the man who helps Eliza when she reaches the other side of the river so willing to help her?
(a) He recognizes her as an old friend.
(b) He thinks she is pretty.
(c) His conscience makes him help her.
(d) He does not realize that she is black.

11. What is it that Eliza finds useful while crossing the river?
(a) A kind riverboat captain.
(b) Chunks of ice.
(c) A small canoe.
(d) A wooden raft.

12. Why does Eliza fear for George to travel so far?
(a) She fears that she will have to do George's work in addition to her own.
(b) She feels that there is no place like home.
(c) She fears she may never see him again.
(d) She fears that he will not make enough money.

13. How does Senator Bird react when his wife objects to the passing of the Fugitive Slave Act?
(a) With astonishment.
(b) With pleasure.
(c) With understanding and patience.
(d) With anger.

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

15. Which character is described as a "mulatto?"
(a) George.
(b) Eliza.
(c) Harry.
(d) Mr. Shelby's younger son.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the search party actually take orders from?

2. When does the reader see evidence of the slaves belief in Christianity in Chapter 4?

3. Where is Mr. Butler headed when the reader meets him in the tavern?

4. When Phineas and Mr. Halliday are counseling George, What does George have that they are worried about?

5. Who is George?

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