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

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

3. When Eva is alone in her room, why does Eva cut her hair?

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

5. At the beginning of Chapter 41, who dies on the Shelby plantation?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

7. 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..."

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

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

10. How do the events on the boat suggest that the novel is nearing a conclusion of a story?

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

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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