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. As Chapter 29 ends, where is Tom on his way to?

2. Because of Legree's superstitious nature, who is the unlikely person that he fears?

3. What is it that Aunt Chloe has saved to proudly show Tom when he returns?

4. As Eliza continues to travel to Canada, how does she disguise herself?

5. When a character tries to convince Tom that he should kill Legree, what is the weapon that the person recommends?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens in Chapter 38 where Tom is left along often that actually foreshadows Tom's death?

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

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

4. How does Miss Ophelia's feelings about "training" Topsy reveal what the problem is for people who attempt to control their servants or slaves with violence?

5. Why is Cassy a key character in through whom Stowe explores Simon Legree's temperament and treatment of slaves?

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Stowe has the frail, wealthy white child, Eva befriend and defend Topsy, the abused and incorrigible slave child who is with her family. Explain what purpose their contrasting characters and relationship has in furthering Stowe's feelings about slavery, morality, and religion.

Essay Topic 2

In keeping with a literary style of her time, Harriet Beecher Stowe speaks frequently and at length directly to the reader. Choose from several instances of direct address in the chapters listed below and use them to defend or praise this stylistic device:

Chapter 12--when the author asks the reader to condemn Mr. Haley is aboard a ship for New Orleans and he discusses slavery.

Chapter 37--when the author asks the reader to imagine what George feels like when he is so close to being free.

Chapter 38--when the author asks the reader to imagine what it feels like for Tom to know he is dying.

Chapter 45--when the author uses the whole chapter to "talk" to reader about what the country must do to abolish 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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