Uncle Tom's Cabin Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. When Eliza travels to Canada, what other member of her party is in disguise?

2. Once Emmeline is at the Legree plantation, what does Emmeline try to convince another woman to do with her?

3. After the death on the Shelby plantation, who travels from the Shelby plantation to the Legree plantation?

4. What are Miss Ophelia's plans for Topsy's future?

5. At the slave auction, what does Emmeline do when Legree examined her?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Mr. Shelby's objection to Mrs. Shelby having taught religion to the slaves?

2. How is Cassy and Emmeline's "escape" from Legree bittersweet?

3. What event triggers the turning point in Augustine's religious beliefs and who is responsible for his religious education here?

4. With all the happy endings in the book, why might Stowe have chosen to have Tom, the most beloved character, beat to death?

5. What is the ironic about Emmeline's being brought up "by the Bible?"

6. How do the physical descriptions of Simon Legree himself and his plantation symbolize his character?

7. What does Stowe insist that Northerners do to truly live by their Christian beliefs?

8. What do readers learn about the development of a person from the relationship between Eva and Topsy?

9. How is Tom's death the epitome of selflessness and forgiveness?

10. Why might Stowe ends this chapter speaking directly to the reader about what might it feel like to be free for the first time?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the world of Uncle Tom's Cabin slavery is legal, escaping a plantation is illegal, being a slave catcher is a job, and as such, it is legal. How does Stowe explore the theme of legality versus morality through what we learn happens on plantations, the consequences of escaping, and the responsibilities slave catching?

Essay Topic 2

Imagery is a powerful literary device. How does the imagery in the descriptions of various homes, such as Tom's cabin, the home of the Quaker family, and the Legree plantation serve to extend the characterization of the people who live in these homes?

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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