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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. 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 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
In Uncle Tom's Cabin, Stowe has her principle black characters return to Africa and do missionary work. Evaluate that "ending" versus having them remain in Canada. What does this ending suggest about her feelings about:
a. racial integration,
b. the eventual abolition of slavery,
c. the contribution of blacks to American society, and
d. the obligation that white Americans had to the slaves that they obtained and exploited?
You may decide to write about three or all four of these topics.
Essay Topic 3
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
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