Forgot your password?  

Uncle Tom's Cabin Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 156 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Purchase our Uncle Tom's Cabin Lesson Plans

Mid-Book Test - Hard

Name: _____________________________ Period: ___________________________

This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom do Sam and Andy tell the story of Eliza's escape?



2. Who is Aunt Chloe?



3. What family protects Eliza and Harry once they have crossed the river?



4. What does Simeon suggest as the wisest time to begin slave travel northward?



5. What are Mr. Shelby and Mr. Haley discussing in Chapter 1?



Short Essay Questions

1. Compare or contrast Mr. Shelby's and Mr. Haley's opinions on how to treat slaves should be treated.



2. What provides the comic relief in Chapter 6?



3. How does this chapter about Tom's leaving further the theme of Christianity versus the law that has been developed so far?



4. What are the two things in this historical fiction that were real and introduced in Chapter 9?



5. What is the author's purpose in having Sam tell the story of Eliza's escape and Mr. Haley's failed attempts to catch her?



6. What does the reader's first impression of Harry reveal about him?



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



8. 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?



9. What are two good reasons that "The Mother's Struggle" is an appropriate title for Chapter 7?



10. When and how do George and Eliza show their true religious nature?



Essay Topics

Discuss the characters that most embody love and why this theme of love is so important to an anti-slavery novel.

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.

The term "Uncle Tom" has come to have a very disparaging, insulting meaning in our modern society. It has come to describe an African American whom other African Americans consider to be subservient to white people and who treats whites in a way that suggests they are superior. This term comes from the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. After reading this novel, decide whether a reader should be empathetic to Tom's treatment of whites or whether this character deserves this reputation. Obviously, to answer this question, the writer must refer to specific deeds or quotations from the novel.

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 862 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Uncle Tom's Cabin Lesson Plans
Copyrights
Uncle Tom's Cabin from BookRags. ©2009 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook