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Which statement is true about how the first-person point of view in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass affects the reader? (Points: 3)
The reader is given only facts without any emotions.

The reader sees the external and internal struggle of an enslaved man.

The reader recognizes both the good and bad points of slavery.

The reader learns that it is easy to escape from slavery.

2. When Douglass's old master Captain Anthony dies, all the slaves are gathered back together at the Great House Farm to be assessed. At this point, what outcome do the slaves dread most? (Points: 3)
having to stay at the Great House Farm
having to go to Miss Lucretia’s
having to go to Baltimore
having to be separated from each other

3. Douglass says that the holidays on plantations "are part and parcel of the gross fraud, wrong, and inhumanity of slavery" because the owners (Points: 3)
took a holiday while the slaves continued to work.
got many slaves drunk during the holidays in order to dupe them into thinking they could not care for themselves.
took time during the holidays to beat their slaves.
blamed the slaves for stealing the gifts and food during the holidays.

4. Which of the following quotes provides support for Douglass's main idea that slavery is dehumanizing? (Points: 3)
"I had known what it was to be kindly treated."
"The home plantation of Colonel Lloyd wore the appearance of a country village."
"He [master] was a cruel man, hardened by a long life of slaveholding."
"The week before our intended start, I wrote several protections, one for each of us."

5. Occasionally, one of Douglass's masters gives him a few pennies. Douglass probably relates this event in the Narrative to (Points: 3)
emphasize the irony that Douglass earns money and yet is deprived of most of it.
create a metaphor for the relationship among slaves.
demonstrate the resolution of a conflict between Douglass and his master.
persuade readers that Douglass has a chance to earn a lot of money.

6. Covey and Freeland are similar in that (Points: 3)
neither man respects his slaves.
neither man has a negative reputation.
both men make up their minds to "break" Douglass.
both men have authority over Douglass for a time.

7. Douglass changes his name often in an attempt (Points: 3)
find his true father.
keep from being found.
suggest that names do not matter.
honor people he admires.

8. Why does Douglass add the Appendix? (Points: 3)
He is eager to make the case that slaves should reject Christianity.

After the Civil War, William Lloyd Garrison asks Douglass to add an explanation about his escape.

He knows that readers will want to know what he did after he became an abolitionist.

He wants to clarify that he is not an opponent of religion, but merely a critic of the hypocrisy of southern Christianity.

9. Douglass includes a lot of maxims in his Narrative. What is the effect of these? (Points: 3)
They make his autobiography less believable because some of them are not true.

He reveals many of the values of the people during the time in which he lived.

They demonstrate that slaves were highly intelligent.

The reader comes away with some new truths to live by.

10. Slave owners worked to keep their slaves ignorant in all of the following ways except (Points: 3)
denying them the right to eat or sleep.

preventing them from knowing their birthdays.

keeping their parentage a secret.

forbidding the learning of reading or writing.

11. Douglass’s writing becomes emotional when he (Points: 3)
describes Colonel Lloyd’s family.
narrates the first years of his life.
recounts his mother’s death.
explains his relationships with other slaves.

12. "His mangled body sank out of sight, and blood and brains marked the water where he had stood."

Which phrase best describes Douglass’s description of Demby’s death in the previous passage?
(Points: 3)
dread and horror
sadness and loss
discontent and spite
alarm and fear

13. What does Douglass mean when he says, "In coming to a fixed determination to run away, we did more than Patrick Henry, when he resolved upon liberty or death"? (Points: 3)
Douglass wishes he and his friends could have fought in the Revolutionary War.

His parentage was in the direct line of Patrick Henry.

Though Douglass and his friends were brave, they could still not live up to the bravery of Patrick Henry.

Their chances of liberty were slim, and the chances for death were nearly certain.

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