Chapter 41.What maxim (saying) was laid down by the slaveholders? How do you feel about this?2.Describe Mr. Gore.3.What happened to Demby? Why? 4.What other atrocities enacted upon the slaves does Douglass describe? How do you feel about them? Why?1
Chapter 51.How did Master Daniel Lloyd protect Douglass?2.Why are Douglass’s feet cracked?3.How were the children on the plantation fed? How do you feel about this?4.How old was Douglass when he left Lloyd’s plantation? Where did he go?5.Why did Douglass have no regret about leaving?6.Who did Douglass go to live with? How did he feel about them? Why?Chapter 61.Describe Sophia Auld. What transformation did she undergo? Why?2.What do you think of Mr. Auld’s words? (very important)3.What valuable lesson does Mr. Auld teach Douglass?4.Why was it illegal to teach a slave to read?5.How is the treatment of slaves different in the city from that in the country?Chapter 71.How long did Douglass live with Master Hugh’s family?2.How did being a slave holder affect Sophia Auld?3.Why are slavery and education incompatible with one another?4.How did Douglass learn to read ?5.How old was Douglass when he encountered “The Columbian Orator”? What effect did it have onhim? What kinds of ideas was he exposed to?6.Why does Douglass state that at times learning to read had become a curse rather than a blessing?7.How did Douglass learn about abolition? Trace the process.8.How did Douglass learn to write?Chapter 81.Why was Douglass forced to return to the plantation after the death of his master?2.How was the value of the master’s property determined? How were the slaves valued?3.Why was the division of property between Mistress Lucretia and Master Andrew so horrifying to the slaves?4.What happened to Douglass’s grandmother after the deaths of Lucretia and Andrew? How does this anecdote help explain the value of slaves? How are the slaves valued when compared to livestock?