Thursday, April 7, 2011

FD Ch 11 Study Guide, Due 4-8-11

30 Points

  1. For what two reasons does Frederick tell us that he cannot relate the means of his escape?
  2. Why does he not approve of the underground railroad?
  3. What does Master Hugh do to attempt to encourage Frederick to continue to earn money? What effect does his
  4. encouragement have?
  5. What does Frederick ask of Master Thomas? What is he told?
  6. What arrangement does Frederick eventually make with Master Hugh? Why is this arrangement to Master Hugh’s
  7. advantage? Why does Frederick agree to it?
  8. What does Master Hugh do when he discovers that Frederick has left town to find work?
  9. Why does Frederick decide to work hard despite the dissolution of their agreement?
  10. When and to where does Frederick run away?
  11. Why does he feel so lonely?
  12. Who helps Frederick in New York? How?
  13. How is it possible for Frederick and Anna to marry? Why is their marriage such an important event?
  14. Why does Mr. Ruggles suggest that Frederick not stay in New York and go to New Bedford, Massachusetts?
  15. Who helps Frederick and Anna in New Bedford? What does he do for them?
  16. Why did Frederick change his name so many times? Who chooses Douglass? Why?
  17. What had Douglass believed about life in the North? Was he correct? What does he find about life in the North?
  18. How were the wharves in New Bedford different from those in Baltimore?
  19. What conditions did he find for “colored people”?
  20. What does Douglass discover about prejudice against color in New Bedford?
  21. How does Douglass make a living when he can’t find work as a caulker?
  22. How does Douglass become known to the “anti-slavery world”?
  23. Why is Douglass at first reluctant to speak out against slavery?

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