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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. When the reader is returned to the story line of George and his family in Chapter 43, where in Canada are they living?
2. In Canada, what is George's occupation?
3. What was the general opinion of Miss Ophelia in the St. Clare household?
4. In what city is the confectioner's shop (bakery that interests the Shelby plantation women)?
5. While Tom spends time outdoors with Eva, where is it that Eva tells Uncle Tom she will be going to soon?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Cassy a key character in through whom Stowe explores Simon Legree's temperament and treatment of slaves?
2. What happens in Chapter 38 where Tom is left along often that actually foreshadows Tom's death?
3. As the loose ends of the story are tied up in Chapter 44, what is the purpose of Chapter 45, the final chapter?
4. What does the death of Augustine emphasize about the lives and futures of their slaves?
5. What is the ironic about Emmeline's being brought up "by the Bible?"
6. How is Cassy and Emmeline's "escape" from Legree bittersweet?
7. What is Mr. Shelby's objection to Mrs. Shelby having taught religion to the slaves?
8. 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..."
9. What purpose does Augustine St. Clare's defense of slavery serve to the reader?
10. How is Tom's death the epitome of selflessness and forgiveness?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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:
Augustine St. Clare
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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