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

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, and bandaged head.
(c) Torn, frozen clothes, bleeding, arm broken and in a sling.
(d) Torn, frozen clothes.

3. How does Mrs. Shelby feel about the people who are in charge of the search party?
(a) She knows their work and is worried they will bring Eliza and her son back and they will be sold.
(b) She is so sad that she cannot even discuss this matter.
(c) She is confident that her husband will make things right.
(d) She wants them to delay and not actually find Eliza and her son.

4. What does Eliza tell the Birds when she appears at their house?
(a) A story about her masters not giving her sick child health care.
(b) A story about her evil owners.
(c) A story she made up about being beaten.
(d) The story of her escape and exhaustion.

5. Who does Mr. Shelby think that Haley speaks of too casually and disrespectfully?
(a) Eliza and Harry.
(b) The President of the United States.
(c) Uncle Tom.
(d) Mrs. Shelby.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Senator Bird react when his wife objects to the passing of the Fugitive Slave Act?

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

3. What is it that Mrs. Bird feels is ignored by the passing of the Fugitive Slave Act?

4. When George and Eliza are reunited, what is Eliza trying to convince George of?

5. What happens to Lucy by the end of the Chapter 12?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the theme of religion versus politics explored in Chapter 9?

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

3. 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."

4. Why is Uncle Tom's loyalty to his master such a subject of harsh criticism and ridicule?

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

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

7. 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?

8. What provides the comic relief in Chapter 6?

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

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

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