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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. In Early July 1820, where does Harriet find her brothers?
2. Who says he will take care of Sally and Eston when Harriet leaves?
3. What is the name of Harriet's fiance?
4. What instrument does Martha expect Harriet to play for her guests?
5. What does Harriet tell Madison and Eston all the children in their family will do when their time comes?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is it clear that Peter Carr is not Harriet's or Beverly's father?
2. What does Mammy Ursula say to Harriet that eases her feelings about Sally's apparent lack of concern at her leaving?
3. What does Harriet finally realize when she considers that the other slave girls have only getting married and having babies in their futures?
4. When Harriet visits Mammy Ursula in That Same Day, May 17, 1822, how does Mammy Ursula respond to Harriet's revelation that she'll be leaving the plantation soon?
5. What reason does Harriet give Martha for her decision to pass as white?
6. What does Beverly tell Harriet to prove to her that Jefferson will never acknowledge that they are his children?
7. Why is Jefferson a little offended when he learns of Harriet's engagement to Thad?
8. In the section titled May 15, 1822, what decision has Beverly made that pleases Harriet?
9. Why is Harriet's fiance worried that by becoming engaged to him she will be trading one master for another?
10. What is Jefferson's personal conflict regarding his attitude toward Sally and her children?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Name and discuss three instances of foreshadowing in Wolf by the Ears. What are the events that occur and what future actions do they foreshadow?
Essay Topic 2
Harriet tells Beverly that by passing for white, she is not turning her back on her family and her heritage, she is merely embracing her other half. What does she mean by this? Can she ever truly embrace her white side without turning her back on her black side? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
The question of Harriet's paternity is an overlying theme in this book. Why is who Harriet's father is so important to her? Do we ever know for certain that Jefferson is her father? Why do you think the author deals with the question of her paternity in this manner?
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