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									                                  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave—Study Guide

 This study guide will help you to analyze the passage as well as prepare for the AP test as it is modeled after the questions evident on the AP test.
 After writing each MC answer, you must provide backing with a specific reference and citation to Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass:
 An American Slave or from any outside materials. You must after listing this backing explain how it supports/demonstrates the answer you’ve
 selected to be correct. The backing and explanation are half the points of the study guide. Without the explanations, you can at best earn a 50%
 (an F) on each study guide.

Study Guide 1 (Chapters 1-2) DO NOT FORGET after the vocabulary question, you write the letter of the answer to the MC question and then
follow it with backing in this text/an outside resource that supports the answers to the MC questions or you will only earn 50%.

    1.   Find 5 words you don’t know and define them in your own words. Then, explain what the sentence means in which each word was
         found.

    2.   Douglass reinforces the fact that he doesn’t know much about himself or his origin by telling his audience all of the following EXCEPT
         (A) “no accurate” (1)
         (B) “withheld from me” (2)
         (C) “twelfth month” (2)
         (D) “she was gone” (3)
         (E) “The whisper was” (4)

    3.   The statement “Master, however, was not a humane slaveholder (6) is reinforced by the author’s later reference to
         (A) “It required extraordinary barbarity on the part of an overseer to affect him” (6)
         (B) “I remember the first time I ever witnessed this horrible exhibition” (7)
         (C) “It was the first of a long series of such outrages, of which I was doomed to be a witness and a participant” (7)
         (D) “soon the warm, red blood (amid heart-rending shrieks from her” (9)
         (E) “terrified and horror-stricken” (9)

    4.   Which of the following characteristics of slavery is most emphasized in the last paragraph?
         (A) the amount of food slaves received
         (B) how things were distributed to slaves
         (C) the way in which parents’ and children’s provisions were divided
         (D) the costs of the daily necessities slaves had to pay
         (E) the coarse living conditions children faced and the way in which they were treated worse than adults

    5.   Which of the following best describes the first sentence of the paragraph on page 13?
         (A) A challenge to those who claimed slaves were not given anything.
         (B) A restatement of the provisions that slaves were given.
         (C) An objective statement that is to be made seem trivial contrasted with slaves’ other issues.
         (D) A subjective statement about the deprivation slaves faced.
         (E) The author’s interpretation of the value of non-slave life.

    6.   The tone of pages 17-18 is best described as
         (A) stern and unsympathetic
         (B) disheartened and empathetic
         (C) satiric and critical
         (D) mocking and supercilious
         (E) jovial and beholden

Study Guide 2 (Chapters 3-4) DO NOT FORGET after the vocabulary question, you write the letter of the answer to the MC question and then
follow it with backing in this text/an outside resource that supports the answers to the MC questions or you will only earn 50%.

    1.   Find 5 words you don’t know and define them in your own words. Then, explain what the sentence means in which each word was
         found.

    2.   Douglass draws a parallel through an allusion of which figures?

         (A)   Colonel Lloyd and Edward
         (B)   Edward, Murray, and Daniel
         (C)   Edward, Murray, and Daniel with Mr. Winder, Mr. Nicholson, and Mr. Lowndes
         (D)   Old Barney William Wilkes
         (E)   Colonel Lloyd and Job

    3.   Douglass’s reference to the colonel coming upon his servant and asking him about his master (22-23) serves primarily to
         (A) exemplify why slaves were so insistent on saying their masters were the best
         (B) clarify Douglass’s attitude towards Colonel Lloyd
         (C) specify how some of Colonel Lloyd’s slaves left his plantation
         (D) document Colonel Lloyd’s abuse of slaves
         (E) elucidate on different forms of travel for slaves
    4.   The chapter concludes with the assertion that slaves don’t tell the truth about their condition. How has Douglass supported that
         conclusion?
         (A) providing an anecdote of the cause and effect of slave’s telling the truth
         (B) presenting a metaphor of a slave’s struggle
         (C) using parallel syntax within the explication of a slave’s issues
         (D) creating short periodic sentences that eliminate the feeling of the scene
         (E) using imagery of the abuse many slaves experience

    5.   What phrase does Douglass use to show the audience that Mr. Gore had reached his attempted goal with Demby?
         (A) “He had given Demby but few stripes” (28)
         (B) “he would shoot him” (29)
         (C) “A thrill of horror flashed through every soul upon the plantation” (29)
         (D) “He was continued in his station” (30)
         (E) “the guilty perpetrator” (30)

    6.   In the sentence on page 32, the word “property” refers to
         (A) The musket
         (B) The money
         (C) Oysters
         (D) An old man
         (E) Burial rights

Study Guide 3 (Chapters 5-6) DO NOT FORGET after the vocabulary question, you write the letter of the answer to the MC question and then
follow it with backing in this text/an outside resource that supports the answers to the MC questions or you will only earn 50%.

         1.   Find 5 words you don’t know and define them in your own words. Then, explain what the sentence means in which each word was
              found.

         2.   At the opening of chapter five, Douglass’s repetition of “I” is used to emphasize
              (A) Who tells the story
              (B) His experience as contrasted with other slaves
              (C) The personalization of the slave in contrast with a generalized and thereby dehumanized group
              (D) His new sense of self
              (E) What Ms. Auld resolved for him

         3.   What word/phrase does Douglass use in the first paragraph of page 34 to illustrate the negations slavery causes?
              (A) “no”
              (B) “seldom”
              (C) “perished”
              (D) “crawl”
              (E) “gashes”

         4.   In chapter five, when Douglass first describes Mr. and Mrs. Auld, he does so with a tone of
              (A) distraction
              (B) infatuation
              (C) listlessness
              (D) aspiration
              (E) qualm

         5.   What set of words does Douglass use to best characterize Mrs. Auld as a victim of the institution of slavery?
              (A) “crouching servility” and “manifested” (40-41)
              (B) “impudent” and “unmannerly” (41)
              (C) “fatal poison” and “its infernal work” (41)
              (D) “cheerful eye” and “sweet accord” (41)
              (E) “angelic face” and “kindly” (41)

         6.   On page 43, Douglass contrasts himself with Mr. Auld using
              (A) objective diction
              (B) subordinate clauses
              (C) parallel syntax
              (D) allegoric description
              (E) sanctioning diction

Study Guide 4 (Chapters 7-8) DO NOT FORGET after the vocabulary question, you write the letter of the answer to the MC question and then
follow it with backing in this text/an outside resource that supports the answers to the MC questions or you will only earn 50%.

         1.   Find 5 words you don’t know and define them in your own words. Then, explain what the sentence means in which each word was
              found.
         2.   Douglass best exemplifies his mistress’s primary behavior as “a kind and tender-hearted woman” with the following set of words
              (A) “instruct me” and “advice from” (46)
              (B) “treat me” and “ought to treat another” (47)
              (C) “slavery” and “injurious to her” (47)
              (D) “Its ability to divest” and “tender heart” (47)
              (E) “her rush” and an apt woman” (48)

         3.   Douglass contrasts his years primary to that of when he was “twelve years old” (49) to demonstrate
              (A) How is life became more dire and perilous
              (B) How he learned at the institution’s providing
              (C) His age and progression as a slave
              (D) How obtaining literacy brought him both purpose and anguish
              (E) What types of books he read

         4.   On pages 51-52, parallel syntax and repetition of “it” refers to
              (A) friends within the system of slavery
              (B) the unhappiness of others
              (C) slaveholders’ power
              (D) literature about slavery
              (E) the consciousness of slavery surrounding him and suffocating his life

         5.   The parallel syntax on page 61 is used to accentuate
              (A) The futility of a slave’s loyalty
              (B) The outcry of slaveowners’ losses
              (C) The lack of land in the will of Lucretia
              (D) All the property was left to the strangers
              (E) He does not know his grandmother very well

         6.   The attitude of Douglass when describing his grandmother’s demise is predominantly one of
              (A) awe
              (B) devotion
              (C) pity
              (D) disgust
              (E) indifference

Study Guide 5 (Chapters 9-page 90) DO NOT FORGET after the vocabulary question, you write the letter of the answer to the MC question and
then follow it with backing in this text/an outside resource that supports the answers to the MC questions or you will only earn 50%.

         1.   Find 5 words you don’t know and define them in your own words. Then, explain what the sentence means in which each word was
              found.

         2.   Douglass’s statement that “my master attended a Methodist camp-meeting” and “there experienced religion” (69) functions as
              (A) his thesis statement for the chapter
              (B) the initiation of his religious revival
              (C) the cause that led to the effect of his master’s devotion to that of rightness
              (D) the primary point of a paradoxical representation of his master’s words versus his actions
              (E) the point of his master’s metaphoric transformation

         3.   What statement best supports the argument of chapter 9?
              (A) “He prayed morning, noon, and night” (70)
              (B) “we were sure to be called in to prayers” (71)
              (C) “she fell into the fire” (72)
              (D) “here was a recently-converted man, holding out upon the mother, and at the same time turning out her helpless child” (73)
              (E) “my reason for this kind of carelessness, or carefulness, was, that I could always get something to eat when I went there” (73)

         4.   The phrase “trifle away my time” (77) can best be interpreted as
              (A) an aphorism of the time
              (B) a euphemism for squandering one’s resources
              (C) an epithet often give to slaves
              (D) a eulogy for the slaveowners
              (E) a periodic sentence showing disdain

         5.   The anaphora used on pages 83-84 that addresses Douglass’s future aspirations establishes a tone of
              (A) Disparagement for his current life
              (B) Anticipation for a life outside of slavery
              (C) Vengeful abhorrence of slaveowners
              (D) Respite for his studies
              (E) Poignant remorse for the life he lives
         6.   Douglass elucidates the barbarity of the institution of slavery best through which of the following diction?
              (A) “nerved myself up” (87)
              (B) “a heart of iron” (87)
              (C) “my shirt was stiff” (87)
              (D) “briers and thorns” (88)
              (E) “a den of wild beasts” (88)

Study Guide 6 (page 91-page 110) DO NOT FORGET after the vocabulary question, you write the letter of the answer to the MC question and
then follow it with backing in this text/an outside resource that supports the answers to the MC questions or you will only earn 50%.

              1.   Find 5 words you don’t know and define them in your own words. Then, explain what the sentence means in which each word
                   was found.

              2.   Which of the following sentences does Douglass use as a shift to signify his life

                   (A)   “He meant to knock me down” (92)
                   (B)   “Covey at length let me go” (92)
                   (C)   “The truth was, that he had not whipped me at all” (92)
                   (D)   “‘No,’ thought I, ‘you need not” (93)
                   (E)   “the day had passed forever when I could be a slave in fact” (93)

              3.   On page 98, Douglass uses a parallel syntax to describe one slaveholder and a simple sentence to describe the other. He does
                   so in order to signify
                   (A) different types of sentences can be used to describe things differently
                   (B) the extreme difference between the two slaveholders
                   (C) the proper pattern of sentence structures
                   (D) his ability to write sophisticated sentences despite his background of being a slave
                   (E) Mr. Freeland had faults

              4.   The purpose of the footnote on page 102 is to inform the reader that the person in front of which the footnote appears
                   (A) as a medicine man
                   (B) as someone Douglass new for a long time
                   (C) as an example that superstitions were relied upon heavily by slaves because of their inability to aquire knowledge
                   (D) as an example of the abuse that was prevalent during Pre-Antebellum times
                   (E) as a reminder that slaves cannot escape their pasts, even when they escape

              5.   On page 108, Douglass uses two lines from a slave spirituals in order to support his argument from a previous chapter that
                   these songs were sung to express
                   (A) sorrow and trepidation
                   (B) jubilance and laughter
                   (C) melodrama and exaggeration
                   (D) humor and robust
                   (E) wit and creativity

              6.    What did Douglass use as backing for the slaves’ ability to go up the river on a trip?
                   (A) the fact that they were human
                   (B) that it was the difference between life and death
                   (C) a forged note from the slave’s master giving permission
                   (D) the kind St. Michael’s approval before they left
                   (E) the laws for free states

Study Guide 7 (page 111-page 135) DO NOT FORGET after the vocabulary question, you write the letter of the answer to the MC question and
then follow it with backing in this text/an outside resource that supports the answers to the MC questions or you will only earn 50%.

              1.   Find 5 words you don’t know and define them in your own words. Then, explain what the sentence means in which each word
                   was found.
              2.   When Douglass explains that Betsy Freeland says, “You devil! You yellow devil!” and then calls him a “long-legged mulatto
                   devil” (114) he does so to demonstrate
                   (A) the fragility of the scene
                   (B) the complications that come from him burning his pass
                   (C) the divide that slavery has even caused amongst African Americans themselves
                   (D) different terms that were used at the time
                   (E) examples of monologues within a scene

              3.   On page 119, Douglass lists a collection of commands that were issued to him in order to
                   (A) show different structure used with his name
                   (B) show how he was overwhelmed by answering to so many people
                   (C) show the different tasks the job encompassed
                   (D) show different dialect used at the time
                   (E) show how he was able to listen to everyone

              4.   Apply Go Deeper to a passage within pages 120-127 and then put it into one body paragraph—the sentence you will be
                   “proving” in place of a thesis will be your topic sentence of the paragraph. Follow TISAISAC.

              5.   Apply Go Deeper to a passage within pages 128-135 and then put it into one body paragraph—the sentence you will be
                   “proving” in place of a thesis will be your topic sentence of the paragraph. Follow TISAISAC.

Study Guide 8 (page 136-page 158) DO NOT FORGET after the vocabulary question, you write the letter of the answer to the MC question and
then follow it with backing in this text/an outside resource that supports the answers to the MC questions or you will only earn 50%.

              1.   Find 5 words you don’t know and define them in your own words. Then, explain what the sentence means in which each word
                   was found.

              2.   Douglass’s allusion to the Darg case serves to
                   (A) note that Mr. Ruggles was not just taking care of escaped slaves but also taking legal action to help
                   (B) explore ways that the reader can get involved in fighting slavery
                   (C) details the ways in which Anti-Abolitionist were working towards freedom
                   (D) to demonstrate that the odds were against him
                   (E) to highlight how he had become involved in following legalities of slavery

              3.   The footnote on page 146 is used to do all of the following EXCEPT
                   (A) assist African Americans in knowing where they might find employment
                   (B) demonstrate how Abolitionist are aiding African Americans in gaining rights
                   (C) outline the progression of rights from when he had first escaped to the date of his writing this text
                   (D) slander New Bedford
                   (E) set Douglass as an advocate who continues to offer information to help African Americans

              4.   The statement “I mean strictly to apply to the slaveholding religion of this land, and with no possible reference to Christianity
                   proper” anticipates
                   (A) the audience trying to convert Douglass
                   (B) the audience thinking Douglass is not Christian
                   (C) the audience being offended because Douglass appears to be attacking Christians
                   (D) the audience thinking that Douglass is illiterate
                   (E) the audience burning the book

              5.   The purpose of the parody on pages 155-158 can best be identified as
                   (A) to attack Christianity
                   (B) to give slaves a new spiritual to sing
                   (C) to provide missionaries with a parody to use to teach non-Christians
                   (D) to exemplify the hypocrisies of the Christian slaveholders
                   (E) to show that a parody can be included in an autobiography

              6.   The conclusion on page 158 best serves as
                   (A) Douglass’s attack on slaveholders
                   (B) Douglass testifying himself as an Abolitionist
                   (C) Douglass giving thanks for his escape
                   (D) Douglass promising that the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments would pass
                   (E) Douglass avoiding deciphering his location so as to avoid slaveholders’ tracking
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Study Guide Answer Key
Study Guide 1
    1. Answers will vary
    2. C
    3. D
    4. E
    5. C
    6. B
Study Guide 2
    1. Answers will vary
    2. E
    3. A
    4. A
    5. C
    6. D

Study Guide 3
    1. Answers will vary
    2. C
    3. A
    4. D
    5. C
    6. C

Study Guide 4
    1. Answers will vary
    2. B
    3. D
    4. E
    5. A
    6. C

Study Guide 5
    1. Answers will vary
    2. D
    3. D
    4. A
    5. B
    6. E

Study Guide 6
    1. Answers will vary
    2. E
    3. B
    4. C
    5. A
    6. C

Study Guide 7
    1. Answers will vary
    2. C
    3. B
    4. Answers will vary; should be a paragraph with two quotes following TISAISAC
    5. Answers will vary; should be a paragraph with two quotes following TISAISAC

Study Guide 8
    1. Answers will vary
    2. A
    3. D
    4. C
    5. D
    6. B

								
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