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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 is it that Eliza finds useful while crossing the river?
(a) A small canoe.
(b) A wooden raft.
(c) Chunks of ice.
(d) A kind riverboat captain.

2. When does the reader see evidence of the slaves belief in Christianity in Chapter 4?
(a) We see their faith in Christianity when they say the rosary together.
(b) We see evidence when they take turns reading the Bible aloud.
(c) We see evidence of the slaves belief in Christianity when Aunt Chloe gets on her knees and prays.
(d) We see evidence of the slaves belief in Christianity when they have a prayer meeting in the cabin.

3. Who is Albert?
(a) A slave trader on the lookout for Eliza.
(b) A slave Haley bought.
(c) A friend of Haley's.
(d) The auctioneer at the slave auction.

4. Who is Augustine St. Clare?
(a) A man who talks with Haley on the boat.
(b) The riverboat captain.
(c) Little Eva's father.
(d) Little Eva's mother.

5. What does Mrs. Bird do to let Eliza and Harry rest?
(a) Took them to a nearby inn so she would not be violating the Fugitive Slave Act.
(b) Let them fall asleep together on a temporary bed.
(c) Led them to seperate cozy rooms where they could sleep.
(d) Led them in front of the fire where they fell asleep in chairs.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Eliza react to business transaction she hears Mr. Shelby talk about with Mr. Haley?

2. What is the main point of the Fugitive Slave Act?

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

4. What are Mr. Shelby and Mr. Haley discussing in Chapter 1?

5. At the beginning of Chapter 4, what does "a neat garden patch, where, every summer, strawberries, raspberries, and a variety of fruit and vegetables, flourished" describe?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does the reader know that Mr. Shelby regards his wife's happiness as important?

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

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

7. 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?"

8. What do you think the author's purpose is in having a man help Eliza escape even though he is a friend of Mr. Shelby's?

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

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