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Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe


Study Questions & Essay Topics

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1. To whom does Shelby sell Tom and Harry?

2. In what year was the Fugitive Slave Act passed?

3. In what city do the St. Clares live?

4. How old is Emmeline?

5. Who is Eliza’s mother?

6. How many children does Uncle Tom have?

7. In what state is the Shelby farm located?

8. Where does Tom first meet Eva?

9. In what state was Uncle Tom’s Cabin written?

10. Over what river does Eliza make her miraculous crossing?

11. Who inherits ownership of Tom when St. Clare dies?

12. How does St. Clare die?

13. Who saves Eva from drowning?

14. In what state is Legree’s plantation located?

15. Who shoots Tom Loker?

16. Who heals Loker?

17. What term describes Cassy’s racial heritage?

18. What President reportedly claimed that Uncle Tom’s Cabin started the Civil War?

19. From where does Eliza cross into Canada?

20. Whom does St. Clare give to Ophelia to educate?

21. Which character directly opposes the Fugitive Slave Law?

22. Who beats Uncle Tom to death?

23. What is Mrs. Shelby’s first name?

24. In what state does Tom die?

25. To which country do George and Eliza plan to immigrate?

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