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1. Why does Douglass
have no knowledge of his birth date?
2. What is Douglass’s
probable father’s name?
3. Why do children
of a slave-owning father and slave mother have the worst lot of
4. What event does
Douglass connect with his introduction to the horrors of slavery?
5. What do Colonel
Lloyd’s slaves call the plantation on which Douglass grows up?
6. Which of the following
is not what Douglass interprets slave songs to be?
7. Which of the following
is not one of the overseers under whom Douglass grows up?
8. What is Douglass’s
main point about Gore shooting Demby?
9. Which of the following
is not a reason Douglass is happy about the prospect of moving to
10. What is the reason
for Sophia Auld’s transformation?
11. Why is Douglass
grateful that Hugh Auld orders Douglass’s reading lessons stopped?
12. Why does Douglass
believe that city slaveholders are usually less cruel than rural
13. Which of the
following is not one of Douglass’s sources for learning how to read
14. What does Douglass
gain from The Columbian Orator?
15. From what source
does Douglass learn the meaning of “abolition”?
16. Why does Douglass
move from Baltimore to Thomas Auld’s?
17. What is Thomas
Auld’s main offense as a slaveholder?
18. Why do the slaves
call Covey “the snake”?
19. In what regard
is Douglass’s August confrontation with Covey a turning point?
20. What service
does Douglass offer his fellow slaves at William Freeland’s?
21. What happens
to Douglass and the others when their escape plan is betrayed?
22. Why do Douglass’s
fellow apprentices at the Baltimore shipyard attack him?
23. How does Douglass
get enough money to escape?
24. Who helps Douglass
in New York City?
25. Why is Douglass
surprised by New Bedford?
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