1. When does the Narrative of Sojourner Truthtake place?
A. Before the Civil War
B. During the Civil War
C. After the Civil War
D. Right after the Emancipation Proclamation
2. In “Life without Principle,” Thoreau writes, “I would have had him
deal with his privatest experience, as the poet does.” What does
this statement mean?
A. People should speak from their hearts and say what’s on
B. Speeches should employ figurative (poetic) language to get
their points across.
C. Courtrooms are places where people traditionally lie.
D. People talk only about trivial things.
3. What does Seattle say about integrating white and Native American cultures?
A. It’s going to be difficult, but it’s the only way both cultures can survive.
B. It will be impossible, because the two traditions are too different.
C. It will happen naturally when the railroads open the West to the whites.
D. It can be prevented only if the tribes unite to fight the whites.
4. What is Sojourner Truth’s attitude toward the Bible?
A. She depends on professional theologians to make sense of it for her.
B. She believes that every word in the Bible is from God.
C. She accepts as true only what’s true in her own experience.
D. She says it’s a tool of whites to explain that slavery is morally acceptable.
5. Thoreau believes that people should work because
A. God said so in the Bible.
B. it will give them time to think about important things.
C. they love what they do.
D. it will keep them out of trouble.
6. When Tecumseh says, “Where today is the Pequot? Where the Narragansetts,
the Mohawks?” he is
A. asking why all the tribes haven’t come to the council.
B. indicating what happens to tribes that don’t unite against the whites.
C. implying that these tribes aren’t as brave as their reputations suggest.
D. boasting that his tribe had conquered these tribes and can do the same to the whites.
7. What did Thoreau have in common with John Thornton in The Call of the Wild?
A. A dislike of government C. A mistrust of religion
B. A love of hunting D. An enjoyment of solitude
8. Matthias is an example of a/an
A. cult leader. C. pagan god.
B. typical slave owner. D. runaway slave.
9. In “Life without Principle,” Thoreau writes, “If my wants should be much increased, the
labor required to supply them would become a drudgery.”What does this statement mean?
A. If you don’t want much, you don’t have to spend as much time being miserable working
to get it.
B. Work is meaningful only when you think about what you’ll be able to do with the money
C. Slavery was wrong because it meant that some people worked hard to satisfy other
D. The more you have, the more you want.
10. In emphasizing the importance of individual thinking and basing one’s beliefs on one’s own
experiences, Sojourner shows she has much in common with
A. Chief Pontiac. C. Thoreau.
B. Chief Seattle. D. Matthias.
11. What one thing does Thoreau say stifles poetry and philosophy?
A. Crime C. Business
B. Goverment D. Laws
12. The major theme of “Life without Principle” is
A. freedom. C. religion.
B. economics. D. government.
13. Tecumseh’s “Let the white race perish” speech is
A. a plea to the people’s reason.
B. an appeal to the emotions of his listeners.
C. a logical list of reasons why the whites should be resisted.
D. a satire on the white race and its traditions.
14. At first, Sojourner Truth was happy to have many children because
A. it took her mind off her problems.
B. they could help her with her daily tasks.
C. they were the only things that gave her joy.
D. it provided more slaves for her owner.
15. The story of The Wolf used by Chief Pontiac is an example of
A. a simile. C. personification.
B. a myth. D. an autobiography.
16. The Narrative of Sojourner Truthwas written down by
A. Isabella Baumfree. C. Olive Gilbert.
B. Charles Ardinburgh. D. Robert Matthews (Matthias).
17. When Chief Seattle refers several times to the angry young men in his tribe, he’s
A. trying to convince his audience to be more peaceable.
B. urging his audience to unite against the whites.
C. making veiled threats.
D. blaming the tribal leaders.
18. The statement “There was snow on the ground, . . . and a large old-fashioned sleigh was
seen to drive up to the door of the late Col. Ardinburgh” is an example of
A. interior monologue. C. metaphor.
B. social commentary. D. exterior narrative.
19. Sojourner’s vision of God is an example of a/an
A. myth. C. epiphany.
B. simile. D. exterior narrative.
20. “Yonder sky has wept tears of compassion” is an example of
A. alliteration. C. consonance.
B. personification. D. assonance.