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. Who is Madame de Thoux?

2. How effective of a money manager is Augustine St. Clare?

3. In Canada, what is George's occupation?

4. When Aunt Chloe gets a letter from Tom, what issue does it raise in the Shelby household?

5. Weeks after Eva's funeral, who gets comfort from singing from an old hymn book found in a drawer?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is ironic about how and why Augustine St. Clare dies?

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

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

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

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

8. As the loose ends of the story are tied up in Chapter 44, what is the purpose of Chapter 45, the final chapter?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many of the characters in this novel are representative of qualities that Stowe wants to pit against one another. To that end, contrast the characters of Tom and Legree and discuss what qualities these two characters most embody.

Essay Topic 2

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


George Harris

Rachel Halliday

Augustine St. Clare

Simon Legree

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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