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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 raised Eliza?
(a) Mrs. Shelby
(b) Eliza's natural mother.
(c) Uncle Tom and his wife.
(d) Uncle Tom.

2. What "happy days" does Eliza think of as she leaves the Shelby house?
(a) Days with her husband.
(b) Days happily learning to read and write with the young master.
(c) Days happily tending Mrs. Shelby.
(d) Days happily working in the kitchen.

3. When George meets with Eliza, why does he tell her that he travels so far from the plantation on which he works?
(a) He knows he can sell his invention in another city.
(b) He has another wife and child to visit.
(c) He has an ill mother who has no one to care for her.
(d) He will travel to a place where he will have more freedom than he has now.

4. Where is Mr. Butler headed when the reader meets him in the tavern?
(a) Georgia.
(b) Canada.
(c) The Haley plantation.
(d) Ohio.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is it that makes Eliza feel momentarily sad as she runs away?

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

3. Where is one place where George works?

4. Where does Tom stay while Haley goes to the slave auction?

5. Who is the character "Mas'r George" who is teaching Uncle Tom how to write?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How is the theme of religion versus politics explored in Chapter 9?

4. What do you think the author's purpose is in having a man help Eliza escape even though he is a friend of Mr. Shelby's?

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

6. What is effect of the description of life at the Hallidays?

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

8. When Mrs. Shelby speaks of this sale of her slaves being a curse from God, her husband accuses her of sounding like an abolitionist. Why is that such a harsh accusation?

9. 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?

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

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