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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 Eva is alone in her room, why does Eva cut her hair?
(a) To make washing her hair less difficult.
(b) To give locks of hair to people to remember her by.
(c) To make herself look older.
(d) To make doll hair for a doll for Topsy.

2. From whom does the reader learn that a black person's testimony as witness in a trial means nothing?
(a) Simon Legree.
(b) Uncle Tom.
(c) Mr. Shelby.
(d) Mrs. Shelby.

3. After young George Shelby returns from the Legree plantation, what option does George Shelby offer his former slaves as he frees them?
(a) To arrange for their transportation to Africa to become missionaries.
(b) To write each of them letters of recommendation for employment.
(c) To arrange for their transportation to Canada.
(d) To keep them on as paid employees.

4. What is done with Tom's clothes at the slave auction?
(a) They are burned.
(b) They are divided up among other slaves.
(c) They are sold.
(d) They are made fun of.

5. As Chapter 29 ends, where is Tom on his way to?
(a) The ferry boat to meet his wife and children.
(b) The ferry boat to see Miss Ophelia off.
(c) The slave auction.
(d) The Shelby home.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the author's last chapter in which she discusses the sources for her novel, who does she say told Stowe of the story of "old Pru?"

2. When Eliza travels to Canada, what other member of her party is in disguise?

3. Who is Legree's former mistress?

4. When the reader is returned to the story line of George and his family in Chapter 43, where in Canada are they living?

5. Weeks after Eva's funeral, who gets comfort from singing from an old hymn book found in a drawer?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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..."

2. 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?

3. With all the happy endings in the book, why might Stowe have chosen to have Tom, the most beloved character, beat to death?

4. What happens in Chapter 38 where Tom is left along often that actually foreshadows Tom's death?

5. Why is Cassy a key character in through whom Stowe explores Simon Legree's temperament and treatment of slaves?

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

7. How is Cassy and Emmeline's "escape" from Legree bittersweet?

8. How do the physical descriptions of Simon Legree himself and his plantation symbolize his character?

9. What is the ironic about Emmeline's being brought up "by the Bible?"

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

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