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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where is Simon Legree's plantation?
2. While Tom is a slave on the Legree plantation, who tries to convince Tom to kill Legree?
3. While Tom spends time outdoors with Eva, where is it that Eva tells Uncle Tom she will be going to soon?
4. Because of Legree's superstitious nature, who is the unlikely person that he fears?
5. Who greets Eliza with the words, "darling, I'm your mother!"
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Miss Ophelia, Augustine St. Clare's aunt who arrives in New Orleans from New England, is the only fully drawn character from the North. How does the addition of the this character to the antebellum South work to help Stowe further her argument against the inhumane treatment of and beliefs about blacks?
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