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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 area of his own house does Legree come to believe is haunted?
2. What state are George and Eliza in when the reader catches up with their story in Chapter 37?
3. What is it that Topsy does that angers Miss Ophelia?
4. Who is the "quadroon" that is the subject of chapter 34 entitled "The Quadroon's Story?"
5. To whom does Eva give reading lessons?
Short Essay Questions
1. What purpose does Augustine St. Clare's defense of slavery serve to the reader?
2. What does the death of Augustine emphasize about the lives and futures of their slaves?
3. What event triggers the turning point in Augustine's religious beliefs and who is responsible for his religious education here?
4. How does the language of Eliza and George's escape to freedom reflect the mood of this journey--"The blue waves of Lake Erie danced, rippling and sparkling in the sunlight. A fresh breeze blew from the shore, and the lordly boat ploughed her way right gallantly onward."
5. Why might Stowe have had the significant black characters who are now free end up going to Africa to do missionary work?
6. How do the events on the boat suggest that the novel is nearing a conclusion of a story?
7. What is Mr. Shelby's objection to Mrs. Shelby having taught religion to the slaves?
8. Why might Stowe ends this chapter speaking directly to the reader about what might it feel like to be free for the first time?
9. What are the similarities between Aunt Chloe And Mrs. Shelby which are emphasized?
10. With all the happy endings in the book, why might Stowe have chosen to have Tom, the most beloved character, beat to death?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
Many of the characters in this novel are representative of qualities that Stowe wants to pit against one another. To that end, contrast the characters of Tom and Legree and discuss what qualities these two characters most embody.
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