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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 Eliza is describe as a "petted and indulged favorite," what does this mean?
(a) Eliza was treated like a pet.
(b) Eliza was spoiled rotten.
(c) Eliza was treated gently and given privileges.
(d) Eliza was ignored.

2. By the end of the action of the Chapter 17, what happens to Tom Lokar?
(a) He goes to the Halliday home and served a good meal.
(b) He has met with Phineas, who gives him misleading information.
(c) He goes to the Halliday home and spies on Eliza and George.
(d) He is wounded.

3. What has Haley done to Tom that reveals that even Haley recognizes Tom's gentleness and loyalty to his master?
(a) He tells him that he will call off the search for Eliza and Harry.
(b) He eats meals with Tom.
(c) He takes the chains off his ankles.
(d) He tells Tom that he appreciates Tom's religious beliefs.

4. The title of this Chapter 6 is "Discovery." Why is this an appropriate chapter title?
(a) Eliza discovers a spare horse and she and Harry take off on horseback.
(b) The Shelbys discover that they cannot live with the idea of selling their slaves and take back the offer.
(c) Uncle Tom discovers that he does have the courage to run away.
(d) The Shelbys discover that Eliza and Harry have run away.

5. What does Eliza dream of on the first night that she is taken in and sleeping safely at the new family's house?
(a) A man coming across the yard to kidnap her.
(b) Happy, carefree days at the Shelbys.
(c) Happy, carefree days to come in Canada.
(d) A man coming with a notice for her capture--dead or alive.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Mr. Haley get to help him find Eliza and Harry?

2. As Chapter 7 opens, why is Eliza carrying Harry?

3. In which state is Chapter 1 set?

4. Who is Hagar?

5. Who does Mr. Shelby think that Haley speaks of too casually and disrespectfully?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?"

4. 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?

5. In spite of the differences between Tom and Eva's life situation, what character traits do they have in common?

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

7. What are two good reasons that "The Mother's Struggle" is an appropriate title for Chapter 7?

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

9. 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?

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

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