Uncle Tom's Cabin and the American Civil War


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Other than exposing the evils of slavery in the American South, what motivation likely drove Harriet Beecher Stowe to write Uncle Tom's Cabin?

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1. Which of Uncle Tom's personal characteristics guided his interactions with others and his responses to his circumstances?

2. Eliza and Tom jointly choose different ways to deal with their impending sale to a slave trader. Although they take differing paths, how could their actions be considered similar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will evaluate your understanding of the lesson on Uncle Tom's Cabin, an influential anti-slavery novel. You will be tested on the plot and themes of the novel.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Tom's characteristics
  • The reason why Stowe wrote the book
  • The role of Tom's faith
  • The reaction of the character Eliza when her son is to be sold into slavery
  • Why Uncle Tom's Cabin is an influential piece of literature

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension: ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson detailing the plot and themes of Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained regarding the major plot points of Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer questions about who Harriet Beecher Stowe was and why she wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Making connections: understand how the novel played a large role in the anti-slavery movement and the start of the Civil War

Additional Learning

To learn more about Harriet Beecher Stowe and Uncle Tom's Cabin, review the accompanying lesson called Uncle Tom's Cabin and the American Civil War. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • The author's reasons for writing the novel
  • The influence of the novel on the Civil War
  • The plot of the novel
  • Themes explored in the novel
  • The novel's place in American literature