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

2. As Chapter 30 begins, what is the treatment of slaves at a slave warehouse?

3. When Eva talks to Topsy about love, what is the one thing/person that Topsy admits to loving?

4. What kind of cook is Old Dinah described as?

5. Who is Dodo?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

4. What are the similarities between Aunt Chloe And Mrs. Shelby which are emphasized?

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

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

7. 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."

8. What does the death of Augustine emphasize about the lives and futures of their slaves?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of the themes of Uncle Tom's Cabin explores man's inhumanity to his fellow man. Discuss this theme by referring to specific incidents in the novel or relationships that expand on this theme.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the characters that most embody love and why this theme of love is so important to an anti-slavery novel.

Essay Topic 3

Uncle Tom's Cabin is one of the most enduring American novels of social protest. Evaluate the novel's strength as a tract for social protest by discussing the characterization of Uncle Tom, Eliza and her family of George and Harry, and the slave owners, Mr. Shelby and Simon Legree.

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