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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 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?"
(a) Her brother.
(b) Her sister.
(c) Her editor.
(d) Her father.

2. Who was in charge of the new slave in St. Clare household?
(a) Eva St. Clare.
(b) Augustine St. Clare.
(c) Miss Ophelia.
(d) Marie St. Clare.

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

4. What state are George and Eliza in when the reader catches up with their story in Chapter 37?
(a) Pennsylvania.
(b) New Hampshire.
(c) Ohio.
(d) New York.

5. What illness has Tom Lokar been laid up with for three weeks?
(a) Gout.
(b) Consumption.
(c) Influenza.
(d) Rheumatic Fever.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. When Tom goes out to work in the fields at Legree's plantation, who does Tom help pick cotton in the fields?

4. After young George Shelby returns from the Legree plantation, what option does George Shelby offer his former slaves as he frees them?

5. In what city is the confectioner's shop (bakery that interests the Shelby plantation women)?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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..."

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

6. What purpose does Augustine St. Clare's defense of slavery serve to the reader?

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

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

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

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

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