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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 is Harry?
(a) A child slave on the Harris plantation.
(b) A child slave on the Haley plantation.
(c) A child slave on the Shelby plantation.
(d) A child slave who has run away in search of freedom.

2. Which includes most of the descriptive details of Eliza at the doorstep of the Bird's house?
(a) Torn, frozen clothes, one shoe missing, bleeding.
(b) Torn, frozen clothes, bleeding, arm broken and in a sling.
(c) Torn, frozen clothes, and bandaged head.
(d) Torn, frozen clothes.

3. Who is "Mr. Butler?"
(a) A slave trader.
(b) George Harris
(c) A U.S. marshal.
(d) Young Master George.

4. When does Mrs. Shelby first learn the details about Mr. Haley's visit to the plantation?
(a) She finds out from young Master George that evening.
(b) She finds out when she walks in and hears them trying to whisper their plan.
(c) Mrs. Shelby doesn't find out about Mr. Haley and why he visits until she asks her husband about the meeting.
(d) She finds out from Eliza that evening.

5. What does Mr. Shelby offer Haley to content him when their business deal gets delayed?
(a) Dinner.
(b) A game of croquet.
(c) A card game.
(d) A chess game.

Short Answer Questions

1. Broadly speaking, what are Eliza's religious beliefs?

2. Who is the character "Mas'r George" who is teaching Uncle Tom how to write?

3. What does Eliza bring along for her and Harry to eat as they travel?

4. Who is Lucy?

5. When George meets with Eliza, why does he tell her that he travels so far from the plantation on which he works?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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."

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

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

5. 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?"

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

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

8. 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?

9. What does the reader learn in Chapters 2 and 3 about Eliza's past as a mother?

10. 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?

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