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Reading Comprehension Test. Frederick Douglass. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

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Reading Comprehension Test. Frederick Douglass. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

Directions: Select the best answer from the choices provided. Write the letter of your answer on the line next to the number.

  1. Douglass does not know his age because
    1. his mother no longer lived with him and thus never told him.
    2. he had not inquired about his age to anyone.
    3. he has never seen any authentic record containing it.
  2. When were Frederick Douglass and his mother separated?
    1. When Douglass was an infant
    2. When he was about seventeen years old
    3. When he was twenty-seven or twenty-eight years old
  3. When a child born into slavery is about a year old, he or she
    1. is usually sold to another owner, far from his or her mother.
    2. is placed under the care of an old woman, too old for field work.
    3. is placed under the care of a sibling, who takes care of the child while the mother works.
  4. Frederick Douglass is certain that his father was
    1. his master.
    2. a dark-skinned man named Isaac Baily.
    3. a white man.
  5. From the passage, the reader can infer that
    1. Douglass' mother was a considerate and affectionate woman.
    2. Douglass was unhappy that he did not know his age.
    3. Douglass believed that he was born during harvest time.

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Proverbs 18:15

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