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Students will read an excerpt from chapter 1 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe in which Shelby, Tom's owner, has a conversation with Haley the slave trader about the value of his slaves and which he would be willing to sell.
The excerpt is followed by three multiple choice question and five open-ended questions. In addition to the answer to the multiple choice questions, the answer key also has explanations and possible responses to the open-ended questions.
The questions that follow the passage test a variety of reading comprehension and literary analysis skills. Students who regularly complete these reading comprehension tasks will be well prepared for any reading comprehension test, including common core, ACT and SAT.