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Chapter 8: Facing Slavery

Quiz by Jennifer Mankey

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12 questions
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  • Q1
    True or False: In the 1500s, all West Africans spoke the same language.
    True
    False
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  • Q2
    Which word describes a situation in which a person is forced to make a decision even though he or she doesn't like any of the choices?
    dilemma
    spiritual
    scramble
    griot
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  • Q3
    Which of the following was NOT an item that slave traders used to buy slaves?
    rum
    sugar
    guns
    salt
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  • Q4
    How long did the Middle Passage take?
    3 days
    1-2 weeks
    3 years
    21-90 days
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  • Q5
    What was the consequence for slaves that did not follow the orders of the overseer?
    They were given their freedom.
    They were whipped, burned, or killed.
    They were traded to another farm.
    They were sent back to Africa.
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  • Q6
    Overall, which slaves had the hardest life in America?
    coachmen
    field workers
    servants
    cooks
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  • Q7
    What was it called during the period of time when the slave was adjusting to his or her new life?
    scramble
    breaking in
    triangular trade
    breaking down
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  • Q8
    After their journey across the Middle Passage, slaves were brought to...
    South America, West Indies, and the British Colonies
    England
    Canada
    Mexico
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  • Q9
    What was the main job of the overseer?
    to sell crops at the farm market
    to take care of the slaves on the plantation
    to show the slaves how to farm
    to supervise the work of the slaves
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  • Q10
    Which 3 regions were involved in the Triangular Trade?
    Australia, Asia, and Europe
    Europe, West Africa, and the Americas
    Asia, West Africa, and the Americas
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  • Q11
    How many hours per day did most slaves spend working in the fields?
    8
    10
    12
    16
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  • Q12
    What was the main reason that Europeans needed slaves?
    They were scared of letting Africans get too much power.
    They wanted to have cheap workers for their farms and plantations.
    They wanted rum, guns, cloth, and salt.
    They liked owning people, rather than allowing them freedom.
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