Henry's Freedom Box

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Henry's Freedom Box is a tale based upon a true story of a slave's escape to freedom. This is a comprehension quiz designed for 3rd and 4th graders based on the book by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson.

  
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  • 1. 

    Henry's mother tells him that slave children are like ______ because they are "torn from the trees like slave children are torn from their families."
    • A. 

      Bark

    • B. 

      Sticks

    • C. 

      Leaves

    • D. 

      Birds


  • 2. 

    Henry didn't know..
    • A. 

      His father

    • B. 

      His own birthday

    • C. 

      His real name

    • D. 

      How to work


  • 3. 

    Henry and his wife, Nancy were allowed to live together even though they had different what?
    • A. 

      Jobs

    • B. 

      Hobbies

    • C. 

      Beliefs

    • D. 

      Masters


  • 4. 

    Nancy's master sold her and the children because...
    • A. 

      He had lost a lot of money

    • B. 

      He was angry at Henry

    • C. 

      His wife had died

    • D. 

      He didn't like children


  • 5. 

    Henry asked his friend, James, and Dr. Smith to help him escape.  Why did Dr. Smith agree to help Henry?
    • A. 

      He didn't like Henry's master.

    • B. 

      He thought slavery was wrong.

    • C. 

      He thought it would be interesting.

    • D. 

      He wanted to break the law.


  • 6. 

    Why did Henry have to hurt his hand more than it already was?
    • A. 

      He wanted the doctor to see him again.

    • B. 

      He did it on accident.

    • C. 

      He was in a fight.

    • D. 

      He wanted an excuse so the boss would have to let him stay home.


  • 7. 

    How did the railroad and ship workers handle Henry's box that said "with care"?
    • A. 

      They threw the box around and even had him upside down for hours.

    • B. 

      They always were gentle and kept the box upright.

    • C. 

      They were rough.

    • D. 

      They threw the box around at first, but then were gentle later.


  • 8. 

    Two men on the boat thought that Henry's box was full of ....
    • A. 

      Dresses for women

    • B. 

      A runaway slave

    • C. 

      Mail

    • D. 

      A top secret weapon


  • 9. 

    Henry "Box" Brown decided that his birhday was on what day?
    • A. 

      The day his family was sold

    • B. 

      The day he saw a "free bird" flying

    • C. 

      The day he met his wife

    • D. 

      The day he arrived in Philadelphia


  • 10. 
    Did you enjoy this book?
    • A. 

      Yes, it was a very good book. I will read it again.

    • B. 

      It was an okay book to read. I may read it again.

    • C. 

      No, I didn't enjoy this book and don't think I would read it again.


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