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1. Why does Douglass have no knowledge of his birth date?

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2. What is Douglass’s probable father’s name?

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3. Why do children of a slave-owning father and slave mother have the worst lot of the slaves?

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4. What event does Douglass connect with his introduction to the horrors of slavery?

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5. What do Colonel Lloyd’s slaves call the plantation on which Douglass grows up?

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6. Which of the following is not what Douglass interprets slave songs to be?

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7. Which of the following is not one of the overseers under whom Douglass grows up?

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8. What is Douglass’s main point about Gore shooting Demby?

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9. Which of the following is not a reason Douglass is happy about the prospect of moving to Baltimore?

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10. What is the reason for Sophia Auld’s transformation?

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11. Why is Douglass grateful that Hugh Auld orders Douglass’s reading lessons stopped?

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12. Why does Douglass believe that city slaveholders are usually less cruel than rural slaveholders?

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13. Which of the following is not one of Douglass’s sources for learning how to read and write?

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14. What does Douglass gain from The Columbian Orator?

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15. From what source does Douglass learn the meaning of “abolition”?

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16. Why does Douglass move from Baltimore to Thomas Auld’s?

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17. What is Thomas Auld’s main offense as a slaveholder?

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18. Why do the slaves call Covey “the snake”?

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19. In what regard is Douglass’s August confrontation with Covey a turning point?

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20. What service does Douglass offer his fellow slaves at William Freeland’s?

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21. What happens to Douglass and the others when their escape plan is betrayed?

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22. Why do Douglass’s fellow apprentices at the Baltimore shipyard attack him?

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23. How does Douglass get enough money to escape?

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24. Who helps Douglass in New York City?

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25. Why is Douglass surprised by New Bedford?