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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. Who is Eva?
(a) A little white girl Tom meets on the riverboat.
(b) A little black girl Tom meets on the riverboat.
(c) A slave who belongs to the riverboat captain.
(d) A female slave roughly Tom's age whom he meets on the riverboat.

2. What is Aunt Chloe's primary responsibility of the plantation?
(a) She is in charge of rotating crops.
(b) She is in charge of all child care.
(c) She is gardener.
(d) She is the head cook.

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

4. Who is John Von Trompe?
(a) A lawyer who worked with all slave traders in the North.
(b) A lawyer who worked against all slave traders who came North.
(c) A person who works as part of the Underground Railroad.
(d) A lawyer whom Haley hired to retrieve Eliza and Harry.

5. 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) Mr. Haley says that Shelby spoiled his slaves and now he will expect Shelby to give him cash.
(d) Haley accuses Shelby of caring too much about his wife thinks.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is George?

2. Which character is very protective towards Eliza?

3. What is Aunt Chloe's mood on this morning after Eliza's escape?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What do readers learn about the development of a person from the relationship between Eva and Topsy?

3. Why do black people in the novel freely use the "n" word?

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

5. How does this chapter about Tom's leaving further the theme of Christianity versus the law that has been developed so far?

6. Why is Cassy a key character in through whom Stowe explores Simon Legree's temperament and treatment of slaves?

7. What is Mr. Shelby's objection to Mrs. Shelby having taught religion to the slaves?

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

9. Why might Stowe ends this chapter speaking directly to the reader about what might it feel like to be free for the first time?

10. What is the author's purpose in having Sam tell the story of Eliza's escape and Mr. Haley's failed attempts to catch her?

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