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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. What does the homemade concoction that Sally gives Harriet to cure her ills cause Harriet to do in The Middle of May 1820?
(a) Giggle uncontrollably.
(b) Become drunk.
(c) Fall asleep.
(d) Vomit.

2. In April 1820, what does Jefferson ask Harriet to give careful consideration to?
(a) Writing in her journal.
(b) Who her father is.
(c) Marrying Davie.
(d) Her future.

3. Where was Sally when she was offered freedom?
(a) Germany.
(b) France.
(c) Monticello.
(d) Philadelphia.

4. The first time Jefferson sees Harriet after she is attacked by Bankhead, what is the first thing he inquires about?
(a) Her health.
(b) The attack.
(c) Beverly.
(d) Sally.

5. Why does Jefferson give Harriet a journal?
(a) Because it's her birthday.
(b) So she can improve her writing.
(c) So he can include information about her in his autobiography.
(d) He doesn't give her a journal.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose advice does Martha tell Harriet to follow?

2. What event could create a difficult future for Harriet, according to Randolph in April 1820?

3. Who orders Burwell to keep the brandy from Bankhead?

4. What reason is Harriet given for the possibility of being sold after Jefferson's death if she doesn't accept her freedom?

5. In May 1820, Two Days Later, why does Sally wake Harriet?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Harriet worried about Beverly in April 20, That Same Day?

2. What fate does Martha wish for Bankhead?

3. What features does Harriet have that make her different from the other slaves on the plantation?

4. Why does Bankhead become angry at Randolph after he attacks Harriet?

5. When Jefferson discovers Harriet in Sally's room, what answer does she give when he asks whom she thinks the clothes are for?

6. Why is it unusual that Harriet, a slave, is allowed to use Jefferson's library?

7. What important point does Randolph give Harriet to consider during April 1820?

8. What answer does Harriet give Randolph when he asks her what she considers herself to be?

9. After speaking with Thruston about Jefferson's eventual death, what does Harriet realize will happen to her some day, whether she leaves the plantation or not?

10. In April 1820, why does Harriet say she's afraid to accept her freedom?

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