Amos Fortune, Free Man

by Elizabeth Yates

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1. Why do At-mun and the At-mun-shi fail to fight or attempt to escape while the slaves transport them to the African coast? What might have happened if they had tried to escape?

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2. Why does Amos forget the At-mun-shi language?

3. Why does Amos refuse the manumission offered by Caleb Copeland? How might his life have been different if he had been freed earlier?

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4. Is Amos's decision to buy Lily and Lydia merely a sentimental gesture? Does he waste his money?

5. Why does Amos feel a special kinship with Monadnock Mountain? What advantages does he gain from his closeness to nature in general and the mountain in particular?

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6. Which of his own principles does Amos overlook when he considers spending his savings to buy a house for Lois Burdoo? Is Violet right in opposing him?

7. Is the auction system a good way for the community to assist the poor? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this system?

8. Why does Amos leave money to provide a silver communion set for the church and extra funds for the school? How does this choice reflect the primary values in his life?

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