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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. What does Mammy Ursula do at Monticello?
2. Over the days that follow Bankhead's attack on Harriet, who does Harriet stay close to?
3. How does Mammy Ursula respond when Harriet asks if Jefferson is her father?
4. How long are Harriet's lessons going to last?
5. Whose advice does Martha tell Harriet to follow?
Short Essay Questions
1. In the section titled The Third Week of May 1820, what bothers Harriet about passing as white?
2. Why does Martha complain about the Hemings family?
3. Why does Bankhead become angry at Randolph after he attacks Harriet?
4. What is Bankhead's view of Harriet?
5. What example does Harriet give to show that people are not always what they seem to be in the section called April 1820?
6. What does Randolph tell Harriet she must do within one year of being granted her freedom?
7. What is Mammy Ursula's job on the plantation?
8. What answer does Harriet give Randolph when he asks her what she considers herself to be?
9. If Harriet chooses to stay at the plantation, what will the overseer force her to do and why?
10. After Jefferson learns that Bankhead has attacked Harriet, how does he punish Bankhead?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the journey Harriet takes through the course of the novel. What is she like as the story begins and how has she changed by the end? What has changed about her view of the world? What has changed about her personality?
Essay Topic 2
Madison and Eston, as a pair, and Beverly symbolize to contrasting mindsets regarding Harriet's decision to pass as white. What do Madison and Eston symbolize? What does Beverly symbolize? Compare and contrast the characters.
Essay Topic 3
At different points in the book we see background characters who don't play a major role in the story, but who are placed there for important reasons. For example, at one point Harriet sees two girls chasing after one of the young men on the plantation. Why does the author put characters such as these in the book? What do they represent?
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