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

2. When Eliza is describe as a "petted and indulged favorite," what does this mean?
(a) Eliza was treated like a pet.
(b) Eliza was spoiled rotten.
(c) Eliza was ignored.
(d) Eliza was treated gently and given privileges.

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

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

5. Who does Mr. Shelby think that Haley speaks of too casually and disrespectfully?
(a) Uncle Tom.
(b) The President of the United States.
(c) Mrs. Shelby.
(d) Eliza and Harry.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who raised Eliza?

2. What is the first possible solution Mr. Shelby introduces as a possibility for paying Mr. Haley?

3. What is Aunt Chloe's primary responsibility of the plantation?

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

5. Who is Eva?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Uncle Tom's loyalty to his master such a subject of harsh criticism and ridicule?

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

3. How is the character of Phineas contrasted with that of Halliday?

4. What is the significance of John Von Trompe being described as a former "land-holder and slave owner in the state of Kentucky?"

5. What is it that offers Mrs. Shelby a moment of worry, then relief at the beginning of Chapter 6?

6. When and how do George and Eliza show their true religious nature?

7. How does Harry's tolerance for being a slave compare or contrast with Eliza's?

8. What character says, "don't quote the Bible at me that way," and what does this quotation reveal about his character?

9. What does the reader learn in Chapters 2 and 3 about Eliza's past as a mother?

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

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