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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 happens to Lucy by the end of the Chapter 12?
(a) She gets married.
(b) She drowns.
(c) She escapes.
(d) She is set free.

2. Who apparently knows nothing of Mr. Shelby's debt?
(a) Mr. Shelby, himself.
(b) Mr. Haley.
(c) Eliza.
(d) Mrs. Shelby.

3. Who does Mr. Haley get to help him find Eliza and Harry?
(a) Mr. And Mrs. Shelby.
(b) Two slave traders.
(c) Mr. Shelby and Mrs. Haley.
(d) All the slaves back at the plantation.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Mr. Butler headed when the reader meets him in the tavern?

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

3. Which character eavesdrops on Mr. Shelby and Mr. Haley's conversation?

4. The title of this Chapter 6 is "Discovery." Why is this an appropriate chapter title?

5. When Eliza is describe as a "petted and indulged favorite," what does this mean?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Mrs. Shelby speaks of this sale of her slaves being a curse from God, her husband accuses her of sounding like an abolitionist. Why is that such a harsh accusation?

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

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

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

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

6. 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?

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 is the author's purpose in having Sam tell the story of Eliza's escape and Mr. Haley's failed attempts to catch her?

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

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

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