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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 assumes the role of a preacher when the slaves practice their religion?
(a) Mr. Shelby.
(b) Aunt Chloe.
(c) Uncle Tom.
(d) A visiting preacher who visits all plantations.

2. To whom do Sam and Andy tell the story of Eliza's escape?
(a) Two slave traders.
(b) All the slaves back at the plantation.
(c) Mr. Shelby and Mrs. Haley.
(d) Mr. And Mrs. Shelby.

3. In what state does Senator Bird live?
(a) Ohio.
(b) Kentucky.
(c) Georgia.
(d) West Virginia.

4. What did Aunt Chloe make for breakfast as "the property" prepares to leave the cabin?
(a) Eggs and bacon and ham and grits.
(b) Chicken and corn cake.
(c) Grits.
(d) Grits and bacon.

5. What is it that Mrs. Bird feels is ignored by the passing of the Fugitive Slave Act?
(a) Politics.
(b) Economy.
(c) The Constitution.
(d) Christianity.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who gives Uncle Tom a dollar to wear on his neck?

2. What happens to Lucy by the end of the Chapter 12?

3. What "happy days" does Eliza think of as she leaves the Shelby house?

4. What does Mr. Shelby offer Haley to content him when their business deal gets delayed?

5. In the tavern, what is it that one of the Kentuckians brings to the stranger to read?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the physical descriptions of Simon Legree himself and his plantation symbolize his character?

2. How do the events on the boat suggest that the novel is nearing a conclusion of a story?

3. Why might Stowe have had the significant black characters who are now free end up going to Africa to do missionary work?

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

5. Why might Simon Legree "secretly dislike" Tom and why was it so important for him to get Tom to whip a person?

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

7. What are the similarities between Aunt Chloe And Mrs. Shelby which are emphasized?

8. What is the author's intent by contrasting Mr. Haley's sole interest in thinking of slaves in terms of their physical strength and how he will be able to resell them and Tom's continued pondering on the Bible and a "pitying Jesus?"

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

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

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