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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) A visiting preacher who visits all plantations.
(b) Mr. Shelby.
(c) Aunt Chloe.
(d) Uncle Tom.

2. In the conversation in the tavern about how to best manage slaves, what is it that interrupts this discussion?
(a) The entrance of Mr. Von Trompe.
(b) The entrance of a man who is said to look like a Spaniard.
(c) The entrance of Mr. Haley accompanied by Uncle Tom.
(d) The entrance of a United States marshal.

3. Which character speaks about slaves in such a way that it is clear that he treats his slaves kindly and has thought a great deal about their humanity?
(a) Eliza.
(b) Mr. Shelby.
(c) Harry.
(d) Mr. Haley.

4. Which character is very protective towards Eliza?
(a) Harry.
(b) Mrs. Shelby
(c) Uncle Tom.
(d) Mr. Haley.

5. In the tavern, what is it that one of the Kentuckians brings to the stranger to read?
(a) The daily news paper of this town.
(b) A menu offering only Kentucky whisky and Kentucky wine.
(c) A copy of the Fugitive Slave Act.
(d) An advertisement offering a reward to find a runaway slave.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are Bill and Jerry?

2. Why is Eliza easily able to ask for help of a woman she meets without risking being suspected of being a runaway slave?

3. In the description of George, what is said about his father?

4. Where did Eliza get married to her current husband?

5. Which character eavesdrops on Mr. Shelby and Mr. Haley's conversation?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the reader's first impression of Harry reveal about him?

2. What is the author's purpose in having Sam tell the story of Eliza's escape and Mr. Haley's failed attempts to catch her?

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

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

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

6. What are the two things in this historical fiction that were real and introduced in Chapter 9?

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. 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?

10. What character says, "don't quote the Bible at me that way," and what does this quotation reveal about his character?

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