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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. Who is Madame de Thoux?
2. What was the general opinion of Miss Ophelia in the St. Clare household?
3. In the author's last chapter in which she discusses the sources for her novel, who does she say told Stowe of the story of "old Pru?"
4. When Cassy and Emmeline hatch a plan to escape from the Legree plantation, how do Cassy and Emmeline disguise themselves?
5. At the slave auction, what does Emmeline do when Legree examined her?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the similarities between Aunt Chloe And Mrs. Shelby which are emphasized?
2. What does Stowe insist that Northerners do to truly live by their Christian beliefs?
3. What purpose does Augustine St. Clare's defense of slavery serve to the reader?
4. How is Tom's death the epitome of selflessness and forgiveness?
5. As the loose ends of the story are tied up in Chapter 44, what is the purpose of Chapter 45, the final chapter?
6. Explain how the following passage is foreshadowing: "the rays of the sun formed a kind of glory behind her [Eva], as she came forward in her white dress, with her golden hair and glowing cheeks, her eyes unnaturally bright..."
7. What do readers learn about the development of a person from the relationship between Eva and Topsy?
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. 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."
10. How is Cassy and Emmeline's "escape" from Legree bittersweet?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe pits slavery against Christianity. Explore how she comes to depict the incompatibility of the two institutions, slavery and Christianity by referring to and exploring specific situations throughout the novel.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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