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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. What does Simeon suggest as the wisest time to begin slave travel northward?
(a) On Sundays while people are at church.
(b) At night.
(c) After lunch.
(d) At dawn.
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 Uncle Tom's cabin.
(b) The exterior of George's house.
(c) The exterior of the main house on the plantation.
(d) The exterior of Eliza's slave quarters.
3. Who is absent from the plantation when Mr. Shelby and Mr. Haley's agreement moves into action?
(a) Mrs. Shelby.
(b) Mose, the child.
(c) Young Master George.
(d) Mr. Shelby.
4. Who apparently knows nothing of Mr. Shelby's debt?
(a) Mr. Shelby, himself.
(b) Mr. Haley.
(d) Mrs. Shelby.
5. Who is the character "Mas'r George" who is teaching Uncle Tom how to write?
(a) Mr. Shelby's son, George.
(b) Uncle Tom's eldest son.
(c) Eliza's husband.
(d) Mr. Shelby.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Eliza bring along for her and Harry to eat as they travel?
2. What happens to Lucy by the end of the Chapter 12?
3. As Chapter 7 opens, why is Eliza carrying Harry?
4. When Phineas is in the town where the Hallidays live, what does he hear a conversation about?
5. To what place does George plan to travel?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the effect of describing the actual cabin of Uncle Tom as a place where flowers grow and people worship and eat together?
2. How does Harry's tolerance for being a slave compare or contrast with Eliza's?
3. Why do black people in the novel freely use the "n" word?
4. 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?
5. The author, Harriet Beecher Stowe, feels it is important for her readers to know the substance of the Fugitive Slave Act. What does she do inform the reader of this law?
6. How does the reader know that Mr. Shelby regards his wife's happiness as important?
7. Why is Uncle Tom's loyalty to his master such a subject of harsh criticism and ridicule?
8. What is unusual about Young Master Shelby teaching Tom how to write?
9. What character speaks about laws and says, "we have nothing to do with them; all they are for is to crush us, and keep us down."
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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