Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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?
Stowe has the frail, wealthy white child, Eva befriend and defend Topsy, the abused and incorrigible slave child who is with her family. Explain what purpose their contrasting characters and relationship has in furthering Stowe's feelings about slavery, morality, and religion.
While the author is writing to protest and put an end to slavery, she was writing for a significant portion of the population that believed slavery was necessary to their economy. On a very basic level, she had to show what was evil about slavery. What situations did she create to most effectively show the evils of slavery? To discuss this, review the treatments of specific slaves in specific incidents such as Tom, Eliza, George, Aunt Chloe, Emmeline, and Topsy.
Once Tom is sold to the St. Clare family, he and little Eva St. Clare develop a true friendship.
a. What is the common bond of these two characters?
b. How does their friendship help Stowe's argument that slavery is inherently inhumane?
c. How is it significant that both of these characters die?
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