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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 is George?
(a) Mr. Shelby.
(b) Mr. Shelby's son and heir to the plantation.
(c) Uncle Tom's son.
(d) Eliza's husband and Harry's father.

2. What is the main point of the Fugitive Slave Act?
(a) To make it illegal for slave catchers to enter free states.
(b) To make it illegal for people in northern states to aid runaway slaves.
(c) To make it legal for people in norther states to aid runaway slaves.
(d) To make it legal for slave traders to enter free states.

3. What does Senator Bird give someone to help support Eliza before he and she parted?
(a) A hundred-dollar bill.
(b) A twenty-dollar bill.
(c) A fifty-dollar bill.
(d) A ten-dollar bill.

4. When Phineas and Mr. Halliday are counseling George, What does George have that they are worried about?
(a) A pistol.
(b) A knife.
(c) A rifle.
(d) A bow and arrow.

5. Who is Andy?
(a) A code name for Harry.
(b) A slave who belongs to the Shelbys.
(c) A slave who travels with Mr. Haley.
(d) A slave who travels around trying to help runaway slaves find shelter.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what state does Senator Bird live?

2. Who is "Mr. Butler?"

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

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

5. Who is Eliza?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

4. What provides the comic relief in Chapter 6?

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

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

7. How are Miss Ophelia's views of blacks more complicated than the racial views of other whites we have met so far?

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

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

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

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