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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. In the chapter titled "The Property is Carried Off" what is the "property" that is referred to here?
2. Who raised Eliza?
3. What is one thing that happens in the Quaker household that is different from any households that the reader has seen in this novel so far?
4. Who is absent from the plantation when Mr. Shelby and Mr. Haley's agreement moves into action?
5. Which character speaks about slaves in such a way that it is clear that he treats his slaves kindly and has thought a great deal about their humanity?
Short Essay Questions
1. What effect has studying the Christian religion had on Eliza?
2. How are Miss Ophelia's views of blacks more complicated than the racial views of other whites we have met so far?
3. What does the reader's first impression of Harry reveal about him?
4. What is the effect of describing the actual cabin of Uncle Tom as a place where flowers grow and people worship and eat together?
5. How is the theme of religion versus politics explored in Chapter 9?
6. When Mrs. Shelby speaks of this sale of her slaves being a curse from God, her husband accuses her of sounding like an abolitionist. Why is that such a harsh accusation?
7. 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?
8. What is the significance of John Von Trompe being described as a former "land-holder and slave owner in the state of Kentucky?"
9. What provides the comic relief in Chapter 6?
10. What is the author's intent by contrasting Mr. Haley's sole interest in thinking of slaves in terms of their physical strength and how he will be able to resell them and Tom's continued pondering on the Bible and a "pitying Jesus?"
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Uncle Tom's Cabin, a novel that exposed slavery was written in 1852; the Declaration of Independence written in 1776 declared "all mean are created equal." While the existence of slavery was proof that all men were not created equal, what evidence is there in the novel that all men were, in fact, created equal?
Essay Topic 2
Religion is a motif in Uncle Tom's Cabin. Several characters have very different opinions the value of religion in one's life. Compare or contrast the religious view of three of the following characters:
Augustine St. Clare
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the characters that most embody love and why this theme of love is so important to an anti-slavery novel.
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