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Harriett Tubman & Underground Railroad

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  • Q1
    What was the Underground Railroad?
    A group of abolitionists who worked to end slavery.
    A system of laws that protected enslaved African Americans.
    A railroad built underground to transport slaves to freedom.
    A network of secret routes and safe houses used by enslaved African Americans to escape to freedom.
  • Q2
    Who was Harriet Tubman?
    A slave owner who freed her slaves and helped them escape on the Underground Railroad.
    A former slave who helped run a safe house on the Underground Railroad.
    An abolitionist who wrote a book about the Underground Railroad.
    An escaped slave who became a conductor on the Underground Railroad.
  • Q3
    Who were the conductors on the Underground Railroad?
    People who worked to raise money and awareness for the Underground Railroad.
    People who built the secret tunnels and hiding places used on the Underground Railroad.
    People who provided food and shelter to escaped slaves.
    People who escorted escaped slaves from one safe house to another.
  • Q4
    What was the role of free blacks in the Underground Railroad?
    They were only allowed to escape themselves, and could not help others.
    They were often hostile to escaped slaves, fearing retribution from slave catchers.
    Many worked as conductors or provided support to escaped slaves.
    They were not involved in the Underground Railroad.
  • Q5
    When did the Underground Railroad officially end?
    After the passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution that abolished slavery.
    At the end of the Revolutionary War when the United States gained its independence.
    It was never officially disbanded, but its activity decreased after the Civil War and the end of slavery.
    After the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Lincoln.
  • Q6
    How many people are estimated to have escaped slavery through the Underground Railroad?
    Around 100,000.
    Around 1 million.
    Around 1,000.
    Around 10,000.
  • Q7
    When did the Underground Railroad operate?
    After the end of the Civil War.
    During the Revolutionary War.
    During the War of 1812.
    From the late 18th century until the Civil War.
  • Q8
    What was Harriet Tubman's most famous role in history?
    Conductor of the Underground Railroad
    Abolitionist Writer
    Women's Suffrage Leader
    Civil Rights Activist
  • Q9
    How did Harriet Tubman help the Union during the Civil War?
    As a weapons smuggler
    As a weapons manufacturer
    As a commander of troops
    As a nurse, cook, and spy
  • Q10
    Where was Harriet Tubman born?
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Norfolk, Virginia
    Charleston, South Carolina
    Dorchester County, Maryland
  • Q11
    Where is Harriet Tubman buried?
    Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
    Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia
    Mount Auburn Cemetery, Massachusetts
    Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York
  • Q12
    What year did Harriet Tubman escape to freedom?

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