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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. 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) Harry will be sold and gone tomorrow.
(c) Uncle Tom will be sold and gone tomorrow.
(d) Uncle Tom will be sold, but that he can stay until after harvest.

2. 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 Eliza's slave quarters.
(d) The exterior of George's house.

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

4. 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) The Shelby home is the only one she has ever known and she is nostalgiac.
(c) She feels sad that Harry is crying that he wants to stay.
(d) She says she feels unloyal leaving Mrs. Shelby.

5. In the chapter titled "The Property is Carried Off" what is the "property" that is referred to here?
(a) Eliza.
(b) A railroad car.
(c) Uncle Tom.
(d) Harry.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Aunt Chloe?

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

3. How does Eliza react to business transaction she hears Mr. Shelby talk about with Mr. Haley?

4. What has Haley done to Tom that reveals that even Haley recognizes Tom's gentleness and loyalty to his master?

5. When the boat Tom is aboard docks, what does Tom do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the author write that "Sam was in wonderful spirits," when each of his possible sightings of Eliza turn out to not be her?

2. What is the effect of describing the actual cabin of Uncle Tom as a place where flowers grow and people worship and eat together?

3. How does the reader know that Mr. Shelby regards his wife's happiness as important?

4. How might the modern reader interpret Mr. Shelby's plan to be absent from the plantation when Tom is to be taken away?

5. How are Miss Ophelia's views of blacks more complicated than the racial views of other whites we have met so far?

6. In spite of the differences between Tom and Eva's life situation, what character traits do they have in common?

7. What effect has studying the Christian religion had on Eliza?

8. How does one detect a difference in the manners between Mr. Shelby and Mr. Haley?

9. How does the treatment of George by his master compare or contrast with how Eliza is treated by her owners.

10. Compare or contrast Mr. Shelby's and Mr. Haley's opinions on how to treat slaves should be treated.

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