Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Overview Quiz

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Overview Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

Written in 1845, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave is the memoir of Frederick Douglass, who, in eleven chapters, recounts both his life as a slave and as a free man. Be sure you understand Douglass's trials and triumphs by taking the quiz over his autobiography from eNotes below. 

  • Question 1

    What do Thomas Auld and his new wife regularly deny their slaves?

  • Question 2

    Why does Douglass have to leave Baltimore and return to the plantation?

  • Question 3

    Why does Mr. Plummer, the overseer, beat Douglass's Aunt Hester?

  • Question 4

    What job does Douglass take when he returns to Baltimore?

  • Question 5

    After moving to New Bedford, what does Douglass say "became my meat and drink"?

  • Question 6

    What effect does hearing "slave songs" have on Douglass?

  • Question 7

    What does Sophia Auld teach Frederick?

  • Question 8

    Why can't Douglass remember his mother?

  • Question 9

    What does Douglass identify as the "pathway from slavery to freedom"?

  • Question 10

    Why does Thomas Auld send Douglass to Mr. Covey?

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