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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. When Eliza is describe as a "petted and indulged favorite," what does this mean?
(a) Eliza was treated like a pet.
(b) Eliza was spoiled rotten.
(c) Eliza was treated gently and given privileges.
(d) Eliza was ignored.

2. Why is the man who helps Eliza when she reaches the other side of the river so willing to help her?
(a) He recognizes her as an old friend.
(b) He does not realize that she is black.
(c) He thinks she is pretty.
(d) His conscience makes him help her.

3. To what place does George plan to travel?
(a) Kentucky.
(b) Virginia.
(c) Canada.
(d) Georgia.

4. What does George accomplish that shows he has talent?
(a) George invented a way to measure the efficiency of plantation labor.
(b) George taught Harry classical music.
(c) George invented an earlier model of the cotton gin.
(d) George invented a hemp-cleaning machine.

5. Which character is very protective towards Eliza?
(a) Mrs. Shelby
(b) Uncle Tom.
(c) Mr. Haley.
(d) Harry.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Aunt Chloe?

2. When does Mrs. Shelby first learn the details about Mr. Haley's visit to the plantation?

3. Who says that he/she "wouldn't give a flip" for politics?

4. When Mr. Haley leaves Mr. Shelby, what is the awful truth that Mrs. Shelby learns?

5. Who are Lokar and Marks?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What character says, "don't quote the Bible at me that way," and what does this quotation reveal about his character?

3. What effect has studying the Christian religion had on Eliza?

4. How is the character of Phineas contrasted with that of Halliday?

5. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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