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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. When Phineas and Mr. Halliday are counseling George, What does George have that they are worried about?
(a) A rifle.
(b) A pistol.
(c) A knife.
(d) A bow and arrow.

2. Who is Aunt Chloe?
(a) Mrs. Shelby's name.
(b) Uncle Tom's wife.
(c) Mr. Shelby's aunt who lives with them.
(d) A gardener.

3. What river are Eliza and Harry headed towards as they begin this journey?
(a) The Ohio River.
(b) The Kentucky River.
(c) The Mississippi River.
(d) The Missouri River.

4. What is Aunt Chloe's mood on this morning after Eliza's escape?
(a) Happy that Eliza and Harry have escaped.
(b) Sad because she misses Eliza and Harry.
(c) Sad because she thinks she will never see Tom again.
(d) Worried about the safety of Eliza and Harry.

5. What does Simeon suggest as the wisest time to begin slave travel northward?
(a) After lunch.
(b) At night.
(c) On Sundays while people are at church.
(d) At dawn.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. Who is Lucy?

5. What is the main point of the Fugitive Slave Act?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. 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?

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

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

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

7. How are Miss Ophelia's views of blacks more complicated than the racial views of other whites we have met so far?

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

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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