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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. In which state is Chapter 1 set?
(a) Virginia.
(b) Kentucky.
(c) Georgia.
(d) West Virginia.

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

3. What does Harry do when he first meets Mr. Shelby and Mr. Haley?
(a) He shyly asks for a piece of candy.
(b) He sings "America the Beautiful' for them.
(c) He recites a childish poem he has made up.
(d) He sings and dances for them.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. To what place does George plan to travel?

3. What is Aunt Chloe's mood on this morning after Eliza's escape?

4. Who is George?

5. What does Eliza dream of on the first night that she is taken in and sleeping safely at the new family's house?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What character speaks about laws and says, "we have nothing to do with them; all they are for is to crush us, and keep us down."

8. 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?

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

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

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