Uncle Tom's Cabin Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 45, what advice does Stowe give to the white mothers of the North?

2. When George and his family are established in Canada, what is it that George specifically says he wants more than anything?

3. What state are George and Eliza in when the reader catches up with their story in Chapter 37?

4. Who greets Eliza with the words, "darling, I'm your mother!"

5. At the end of Chapter 45, who does Stowe say will have "a heavy account to answer?"

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

One of the necessary components of a tragic hero is that he dies. In Uncle Tom's Cabin, Tom dies. If the reader accepts that Tom is a hero, what other qualities of a hero does Tom exemplify?

Conversely, you may decide that Tom is not a hero. If so, refer to specific incidents or quotations that support your view.

Essay Topic 3

Harriet Beecher Stowe was a female writer who was vehemently against slavery. Discuss the female characters, both black and white, whom she created to "speak" for her cause and evaluate how effectively Stowe used each of these female characters furthered the thinking against slavery.

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