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. What state are George and Eliza in when the reader catches up with their story in Chapter 37?

2. When Augustine lectures Miss Ophelia on how to properly treat a slave, what kind of treatment does he say is most effective?

3. Who is Dodo?

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

5. What is done with Tom's clothes at the slave auction?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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..."

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

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 purpose does Augustine St. Clare's defense of slavery serve to the reader?

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

10. Why might Simon Legree "secretly dislike" Tom and why was it so important for him to get Tom to whip a person?

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

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

Religion is a motif in Uncle Tom's Cabin. Several characters have very different opinions the value of religion in one's life. Compare or contrast the religious view of three of the following characters:

Uncle Tom

Eliza

George Harris

Rachel Halliday

Augustine St. Clare

Simon Legree

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