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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. Once Emmeline is at the Legree plantation, what does Emmeline try to convince another woman to do with her?
(a) Escape.
(b) Poison Legree.
(c) Burn the mansion.
(d) Put ground glass in Legree's food.

2. Weeks after Eva's funeral, who gets comfort from singing from an old hymn book found in a drawer?
(a) Augustine St. Clare.
(b) Miss Ophelia.
(c) Topsy.
(d) Marie St. Clare.

3. According to Chapter 45, which characters are drawn from real people aboard the schooner named Pearl?
(a) Emmeline and Cassy.
(b) Eliza and Harry.
(c) Aunt Chloe and Uncle Tom.
(d) Eliza and George.

4. When the reader is returned to the story line of George and his family in Chapter 43, where in Canada are they living?
(a) Toronto.
(b) Quebec City.
(c) Amherstburg.
(d) Montreal.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In a heated discussion with Miss Ophelia, what does Mrs. St. Clare say she would have done to Topsy?

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

3. According to Chapter 45, what famous lawyer defended 76 slaves who attempted escape on a schooner named Pearl?

4. When a character tries to convince Tom that he should kill Legree, what is the weapon that the person recommends?

5. Who was in charge of the new slave in St. Clare household?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

7. 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?

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

9. 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."

10. Why might Simon Legree "secretly dislike" Tom and why was it so important for him to get Tom to whip a person?

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