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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 does Eliza bring along for her and Harry to eat as they travel?
(a) Cakes and apples.
(b) Oranges and apples.
(c) Sandwhiches and oranges.
(d) Sandwiches and apples.

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

3. What words convey the atmosphere described in the homes of the Quakers who the reader meets in Chapter 13?
(a) Fancy and luxorious.
(b) Warm and cozy.
(c) Cold and empty.
(d) Sleek and modern.

4. Which includes most of the descriptive details of Eliza at the doorstep of the Bird's house?
(a) Torn, frozen clothes, bleeding, arm broken and in a sling.
(b) Torn, frozen clothes, and bandaged head.
(c) Torn, frozen clothes.
(d) Torn, frozen clothes, one shoe missing, bleeding.

5. Who is Hagar?
(a) A slave trader on the lookout for Eliza.
(b) The local tavern owner.
(c) Albert's mother.
(d) A friend of Haley's.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character speaks about slaves in such a way that it is clear that he treats his slaves kindly and has thought a great deal about their humanity?

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

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

4. In the description of George, what is said about his father?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the language of Eliza and George's escape to freedom reflect the mood of this journey--"The blue waves of Lake Erie danced, rippling and sparkling in the sunlight. A fresh breeze blew from the shore, and the lordly boat ploughed her way right gallantly onward."

2. What is effect of the description of life at the Hallidays?

3. How do the events on the boat suggest that the novel is nearing a conclusion of a story?

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

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

6. 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?"

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

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

9. What is Mr. Shelby's objection to Mrs. Shelby having taught religion to the slaves?

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

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