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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. In what city is the confectioner's shop (bakery that interests the Shelby plantation women)?
(a) Louisville.
(b) Kentucky City.
(c) Akron.
(d) Dayton.

2. According to Chapter 45, what famous lawyer defended 76 slaves who attempted escape on a schooner named Pearl?
(a) Robert E. Lee.
(b) Horace Mann.
(c) William Jennings Bryan.
(d) Abraham Lincoln.

3. When George, Eliza and Harry finally reach Canada, what is the name of the Canadian town where the boat they are on docks?
(a) Sandusky.
(b) Amherstberg.
(c) Montreal.
(d) Freetown.

4. Who greets Eliza with the words, "darling, I'm your mother!"
(a) Emmeline.
(b) Madame de Thoux.
(c) A Canadian fur store owner.
(d) Cassy.

5. What is it that Topsy does that angers Miss Ophelia?
(a) Has a tantrum and throws things around Miss Ophelia's room.
(b) Refuses to eat the food that the other slaves eat.
(c) Cuts up her bonnets and makes doll's jackets from them.
(d) Tries to play with Eva and Eva's toys.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of cook is Old Dinah described as?

2. When Aunt Chloe gets a letter from Tom, what issue does it raise in the Shelby household?

3. As Chapter 30 begins, what is the treatment of slaves at a slave warehouse?

4. From whom does the reader learn that a black person's testimony as witness in a trial means nothing?

5. While Tom is a slave on the Legree plantation, who tries to convince Tom to kill Legree?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the death of Augustine emphasize about the lives and futures of their slaves?

2. As the loose ends of the story are tied up in Chapter 44, what is the purpose of Chapter 45, the final chapter?

3. Explain how the following passage is foreshadowing: "the rays of the sun formed a kind of glory behind her [Eva], as she came forward in her white dress, with her golden hair and glowing cheeks, her eyes unnaturally bright..."

4. What does Stowe insist that Northerners do to truly live by their Christian beliefs?

5. What event triggers the turning point in Augustine's religious beliefs and who is responsible for his religious education here?

6. 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."

7. What do readers learn about the development of a person from the relationship between Eva and Topsy?

8. What are the similarities between Aunt Chloe And Mrs. Shelby which are emphasized?

9. How does the author use color and/or physical characteristics to symbolize the difference between Augustine and his daughter, Eva, and Alfred and his son, Henrique?

10. How does Miss Ophelia's feelings about "training" Topsy reveal what the problem is for people who attempt to control their servants or slaves with violence?

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