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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Harry do when he first meets Mr. Shelby and Mr. Haley?
2. When does the reader see evidence of the slaves belief in Christianity in Chapter 4?
3. By what means of transportation does Mr. Haley travel with Tom?
4. Which character is very protective towards Eliza?
5. How does Senator Bird react when his wife objects to the passing of the Fugitive Slave Act?
Short Essay Questions
1. What character says, "don't quote the Bible at me that way," and what does this quotation reveal about his character?
2. What is the effect of describing the actual cabin of Uncle Tom as a place where flowers grow and people worship and eat together?
3. What effect has studying the Christian religion had on Eliza?
4. How is the theme of religion versus politics explored in Chapter 9?
5. How does the reader learn that Quakers are anti-slavery?
6. How is the character of Phineas contrasted with that of Halliday?
7. What is the significance of John Von Trompe being described as a former "land-holder and slave owner in the state of Kentucky?"
8. What does the reader learn in Chapters 2 and 3 about Eliza's past as a mother?
9. What does the reader's first impression of Harry reveal about him?
10. How are Miss Ophelia's views of blacks more complicated than the racial views of other whites we have met so far?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe pits slavery against Christianity. Explore how she comes to depict the incompatibility of the two institutions, slavery and Christianity by referring to and exploring specific situations throughout the novel.
Essay Topic 2
The subject of religion, specifically Christianity, abounds in Uncle Tom's Cabin. Discuss how Stowe's characterization of Uncle Tom embodied the principles of Christianity--namely that of faith, forgiveness, compassion, and belief in an afterlife. Refer to specific instances from the novel to illustrate these various components of Christianity.
Essay Topic 3
Uncle Tom's Cabin is one of the most enduring American novels of social protest. Evaluate the novel's strength as a tract for social protest by discussing the characterization of Uncle Tom, Eliza and her family of George and Harry, and the slave owners, Mr. Shelby and Simon Legree.
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