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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many children has Mawu had who were fathered by her master?
(a) 5.
(b) 7.
(c) 4.
(d) 2.

2. What has Mawu tried to use to no avail to keep her master from her?
(a) Illness.
(b) A broom.
(c) Conjuring and potions.
(d) An ax.

3. Who is the white woman who promises to show the slaves the way to the resort for freed blacks?
(a) Glory.
(b) Dawn.
(c) Matilda.
(d) Desiree.

4. How many of her children does Mawu still have with her?
(a) 1.
(b) 4.
(c) 2.
(d) 3.

5. Into whose cabin do Lizzie and her children move after she is attacked?
(a) Sammy's.
(b) Philip's.
(c) Joseph's.
(d) Henry's.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Fran try to do to Lizzie while Drayle is out in the fields one day?

2. Who is the only woman Mawu knows who might be able to help her get away from her master?

3. Which of the following is NOT a potential problem Lizzie sees regarding her children?

4. What request does Lizzie make of her master?

5. Who awakens Drayle and Lizzie as they sleep in Lizzie's storeroom?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Drayle's crime in seducing Lizzie and what was the most probable reason for his slow manner?

2. Why are the Drayles' slaves afraid when Fran threatens to sell Lizzie?

3. What are two possible reasons for why Fran steals Lizzie's children from her?

4. Why are the slave women brought to the Ohio resort and what type of status do they have in Ohio and back on their plantations?

5. Why are Lizzie's children pushed aside when Fran's nephew, Billy, arrives for a visit?

6. Who is Mawu?

7. In what ways do the white men show their disrespect for the slave women at the dinner party?

8. What is Mawu's life like with her master, Tip, on the plantation?

9. What does the character of Glory represent in the story?

10. Why does Fran's behavior fluctuate between listlessness and determination throughout the book?

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