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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 Mr. Haley say to Mr. Shelby that is insulting?
(a) Mr. Haley says that Shelby spoiled his slaves and now he will expect Shelby to give him cash.
(b) Haley accuses Shelby of being a poor manager.
(c) Haley accuses Mr. Shelby of not being fair and possibly helping the slaves get away.
(d) Haley accuses Shelby of caring too much about his wife thinks.

2. Who says that he/she "wouldn't give a flip" for politics?
(a) Mrs. Bird.
(b) Neither.
(c) Both.
(d) Mr. Bird.

3. How does Mrs. Shelby view the news of "her" slaves being sold?
(a) She feels that she can change her husband's mind.
(b) She is angry and wants to take her favorite slaves and run away.
(c) She feels badly, but accepts the fact that these things happen on plantations.
(d) She feels that it is God's curse on the people involved in slavery.

4. How could the people who go to search for Eliza and Harry be described?
(a) Slaves who are trying NOT to catch Eliza and Harry.
(b) White men who will get paid if they bring them back.
(c) A few nearby friendly plantation owners.
(d) Deputies.

5. By what means of transportation does Mr. Haley travel with Tom?
(a) On horseback.
(b) By train.
(c) By carriage.
(d) By boat.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the chapter titled "The Property is Carried Off" what is the "property" that is referred to here?

2. Why does Eliza fear for George to travel so far?

3. What has Haley done to Tom that reveals that even Haley recognizes Tom's gentleness and loyalty to his master?

4. Who says, "I'm in the Lord's hands," as the action of Chapter 10 begins?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the effect of describing the actual cabin of Uncle Tom as a place where flowers grow and people worship and eat together?

4. How does this chapter about Tom's leaving further the theme of Christianity versus the law that has been developed so far?

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

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

7. What provides the comic relief in Chapter 6?

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

9. 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?

10. How does Harry's tolerance for being a slave compare or contrast with Eliza's?

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