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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 Eliza tell the Birds when she appears at their house?
(a) The story of her escape and exhaustion.
(b) A story about her evil owners.
(c) A story about her masters not giving her sick child health care.
(d) A story she made up about being beaten.

2. How does Eliza react to business transaction she hears Mr. Shelby talk about with Mr. Haley?
(a) She asks Mrs. Shelby to help her hide so that they cannot find her the next day.
(b) She wakes Harry and her husband and they set off to run away together.
(c) She wakes Harry, packs up a few things, and sets off to run away.
(d) She wakes Harry and Uncle Tom and asks Mrs. Shelby to help them find a safe place to live.

3. What is it that Eliza finds useful while crossing the river?
(a) Chunks of ice.
(b) A kind riverboat captain.
(c) A wooden raft.
(d) A small canoe.

4. As Chapter 7 opens, why is Eliza carrying Harry?
(a) Harry is quite sleepy and is not able to walk fast.
(b) Harry has sprained his ankle.
(c) Harry is enchanted with nature in the forest and wants to chase squirrels.
(d) She is so fearful that he will be in danger that she goes to extremes to protect him.

5. What does George accomplish that shows he has talent?
(a) George taught Harry classical music.
(b) George invented a way to measure the efficiency of plantation labor.
(c) George invented an earlier model of the cotton gin.
(d) George invented a hemp-cleaning machine.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Uncle Tom receive the news of the slaves on Shelby plantation being sold?

2. Why doesn't Eliza see her husband much?

3. When Mr. Haley leaves Mr. Shelby, what is the awful truth that Mrs. Shelby learns?

4. Who is John Von Trompe?

5. Who are Lokar and Marks?

Short Essay Questions

1. What provides the comic relief in Chapter 6?

2. How does the reader learn that Quakers are anti-slavery?

3. How does the reader know that Eliza trusts Mrs. Shelby?

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

5. Why might the author so frequently speak directly to the reader and asks the reader questions as she does in the last four to five paragraphs at the end of this chapter?

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

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

8. How might the modern reader interpret Mr. Shelby's plan to be absent from the plantation when Tom is to be taken away?

9. What is unusual about Young Master Shelby teaching Tom how to write?

10. What effect has studying the Christian religion had on Eliza?

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