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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. At the beginning of Chapter 41, who dies on the Shelby plantation?
(a) Mrs. Shelby.
(b) Mr. Shelby.
(c) Young Master George.
(d) Aunt Chloe.

2. At the conclusion of Chapter 41, whose suffering from being beaten does Quimbo and Sambo witness?
(a) Tom's.
(b) Cassy's and Emmeline's.
(c) Legree's.
(d) Cassy's.

3. In a heated discussion with Miss Ophelia, what does Mrs. St. Clare say she would have done to Topsy?
(a) Sent her to her cabin without dinner.
(b) Slapped her face.
(c) Whipped her.
(d) Read the Bible to her.

4. Whose funeral takes place at the villa on the lake at the end of Chapter 27?
(a) Eva's.
(b) Uncle Tom's.
(c) Topsy's.
(d) Mrs. St. Clare's.

5. What happened in the weeks following the death at the St. Clare villa that most influenced Augustine and led to changes he made in the running of his household?
(a) Reading Eva's Bible.
(b) Listening to Miss Ophelia's abolitionist views.
(c) Discussing the Bible with Tom.
(d) Debating his wife about how the treat slaves.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Eva is alone in her room, why does Eva cut her hair?

2. At the lake, who is it that finally insists that Eva should see a doctor?

3. What area of his own house does Legree come to believe is haunted?

4. When George and his family are established in Canada, what is it that George specifically says he wants more than anything?

5. When Rosa and Ophelia think they see Topsy hiding something she has stolen, what does this item turn out to be?

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. Why might Stowe have had the significant black characters who are now free end up going to Africa to do missionary work?

4. How is Tom's death the epitome of selflessness and forgiveness?

5. 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."

6. What is ironic about how and why Augustine St. Clare dies?

7. 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?

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

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

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

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