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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 end of Chapter 45, who does Stowe say will have "a heavy account to answer?"
(a) The Northerners who did nothing to fight slavery.
(b) The Christian church.
(c) The Southern slave owners.
(d) The President of the United States.

2. As Chapter 30 begins, what is the treatment of slaves at a slave warehouse?
(a) They are asked to sit and they are given a number.
(b) They are well fed and well cleaned.
(c) They are questioned about their strength and given an endurance test.
(d) They are asked to give their last two owners' histories.

3. Why is Lake Pontchartrain important to the action of Chapter 22?
(a) It is where Uncle Tom fishes.
(b) It is where the St Clare family's summer villa is.
(c) It is where Eva says she wants to visit.
(d) It is where Augustine wants to build a small plantation.

4. After the death on the Shelby plantation, who travels from the Shelby plantation to the Legree plantation?
(a) Aunt Chloe.
(b) Young Master George.
(c) Mrs. Shelby.
(d) Mr. Shelby.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was the general opinion of Miss Ophelia in the St. Clare household?

3. At the conclusion of Chapter 41, whose suffering from being beaten does Quimbo and Sambo witness?

4. Who is the "quadroon" that is the subject of chapter 34 entitled "The Quadroon's Story?"

5. What is Mr. Shelby's opinion of Mrs. Shelby's knowledge of business?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why might Stowe ends this chapter speaking directly to the reader about what might it feel like to be free for the first time?

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

7. 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."

8. 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..."

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

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