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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. Where does Tom stay while Haley goes to the slave auction?
(a) In a carriage, watched by a guard.
(b) At a friend of Haley's.
(c) At a hotel.
(d) In jail.

2. Who is Cudjoe?
(a) The Birds' cat.
(b) The Birds' dog.
(c) The Birds' parakeet.
(d) A servant of the Birds'.

3. When George meets with Eliza, why does he tell her that he travels so far from the plantation on which he works?
(a) He has another wife and child to visit.
(b) He will travel to a place where he will have more freedom than he has now.
(c) He has an ill mother who has no one to care for her.
(d) He knows he can sell his invention in another city.

4. At the end of the Chapter 16, what aspect of work does Tom say he has experience with?
(a) He knows how to cook.
(b) He knows how to take care of horses.
(c) He knows how to plant crops.
(d) He knows how supervise a house staff.

5. Who is Dinah?
(a) The Birds' dog.
(b) The Birds' maid.
(c) The Birds' niece.
(d) The Birds' daughter.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In the conversation in the tavern about how to best manage slaves, what is it that interrupts this discussion?

3. Who is Eva?

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

5. In which state is Chapter 1 set?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

7. What is the effect of describing the actual cabin of Uncle Tom as a place where flowers grow and people worship and eat together?

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

9. What is the significance of John Von Trompe being described as a former "land-holder and slave owner in the state of Kentucky?"

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

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