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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Short Answer Quiz

  1. What kinds of brutality did Douglass witness when he was a child? How did they affect him later in life?

  1. What is the turning point in Douglass’s life as a slave?

  1. What role does literacy play in Douglass’s emancipation?

  1. How is the white man a victim of slavery, according to Douglass?

  1. The Norton Anthology of Western Literature describes the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass as "an account of self-discovery." What evidence do you find  in the autobiography to support this claim? What does Douglass discover about himself?

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