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The slave trade was about the buying and selling of humans. Slavery has existed throughout history - almost every ancient civilization had slaves. Sometimes the slaves were enemies captured in wars; other times, it was the least fortunate of their people. By the 1700s, a lot of people were getting very rich from the slave trade.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    British slave trade ships sailed what route?

    • A.

      The circle of trade

    • B.

      The rectangle of trade

    • C.

      The square of trade

    • D.

      The triangle of trade

    Correct Answer
    D. The triangle of trade
    Explanation
    The British slave trade ships sailed the triangle of trade route. This triangular route involved three legs: from Britain to West Africa, where goods such as textiles, firearms, and alcohol were traded for African slaves; from West Africa to the Americas, where the slaves were sold and exchanged for goods such as sugar, tobacco, and cotton; and finally, from the Americas back to Britain, where these goods were sold for profit. This triangular trade route was a key aspect of the British slave trade during the 18th century.

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  • 2. 

    Which region was not part of the trade triangle?

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      America

    • C.

      Asia

    • D.

      Europe

    Correct Answer
    C. Asia
    Explanation
    Asia was not part of the trade triangle because the trade triangle, also known as the Atlantic triangular trade, involved the exchange of goods between Europe, Africa, and the Americas. This trade network was established during the 16th to 19th centuries and involved the transportation of African slaves to the Americas, raw materials from the Americas to Europe, and finished goods from Europe to Africa. Asia was not directly involved in this triangular trade system.

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  • 3. 

    The second leg of the triangle was known as the what?

    • A.

      Central Path

    • B.

      Hypotenuse

    • C.

      Middle Passage

    • D.

      Storm Corridor

    Correct Answer
    C. Middle Passage
    Explanation
    The term "Middle Passage" refers to the second leg of the triangular trade route during the era of transatlantic slave trade. This leg involved the transportation of enslaved Africans from Africa to the Americas. It was called the "Middle Passage" because it was the middle part of the triangular journey, with the first leg being the transportation of goods from Europe to Africa, and the final leg being the transportation of goods from the Americas back to Europe.

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  • 4. 

    Where were most slaves put to work?

    • A.

      Cattle ranches

    • B.

      Fast food joints

    • C.

      Goldfields

    • D.

      Plantations

    Correct Answer
    D. Plantations
    Explanation
    Most slaves were put to work on plantations. Plantations were large agricultural estates that primarily produced cash crops such as tobacco, cotton, sugar, and rice. Slaves were forced to work long hours under harsh conditions, cultivating and harvesting these crops. Plantations were prevalent in the Americas, particularly in the southern United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America, where the warm climate and fertile land allowed for profitable agricultural production. The labor of slaves on plantations played a significant role in the economic success of these regions during the era of slavery.

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  • 5. 

    What was least likely to be exchanged for slaves in America?

    • A.

      Apples

    • B.

      Cotton

    • C.

      Sugar

    • D.

      Tobacco

    Correct Answer
    A. Apples
    Explanation
    In America, during the time of slavery, slaves were primarily used for agricultural labor on plantations. Cotton, sugar, and tobacco were the main cash crops cultivated on these plantations, and they were highly valuable commodities that were often exchanged for slaves. On the other hand, apples were not a significant cash crop in the same way as the others, and therefore, it is least likely that apples would have been exchanged for slaves in America.

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  • 6. 

    Which British colony in America was famous for tobacco growing?

    • A.

      Connecticut

    • B.

      Maryland

    • C.

      New Jersey

    • D.

      Virginia

    Correct Answer
    D. Virginia
    Explanation
    Virginia was famous for tobacco growing in colonial America. The climate and soil conditions in Virginia were ideal for cultivating tobacco, which became a profitable cash crop for the colony. The cultivation of tobacco played a significant role in the economic development of Virginia and was a major factor in its success as a British colony.

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  • 7. 

    The slave ships operated across which ocean?

    • A.

      Arctic

    • B.

      Atlantic

    • C.

      Indian

    • D.

      Pacific

    Correct Answer
    B. Atlantic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Atlantic because slave ships were primarily used to transport enslaved Africans from Africa to the Americas during the transatlantic slave trade. The Atlantic Ocean was a key route for these ships, connecting the continents of Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

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  • 8. 

    Why were some slaves thrown overboard while still alive?

    • A.

      As punishment for misbehaviour

    • B.

      The traders claimed insurance money for the loss

    • C.

      They were full of disease

    • D.

      To find out if they could swim

    Correct Answer
    B. The traders claimed insurance money for the loss
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the traders claimed insurance money for the loss. This suggests that the slaves were thrown overboard intentionally in order to claim insurance money for their loss. This cruel and inhumane act highlights the devaluation of human life during the time of slavery.

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  • 9. 

    Which port was NOT associated with the slave trade?

    • A.

      Aberdeen

    • B.

      Bristol

    • C.

      Liverpool

    • D.

      London

    Correct Answer
    A. Aberdeen
    Explanation
    Aberdeen is the correct answer because it was not a major port involved in the slave trade. While Bristol, Liverpool, and London were all significant ports during the era of the slave trade, Aberdeen was not heavily involved in this activity. The slave trade was primarily concentrated in ports along the west coast of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas, whereas Aberdeen is located in Scotland and was more focused on industries such as fishing and shipbuilding.

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  • 10. 

    Which islands were notorious for buying slaves?

    • A.

      Fiji

    • B.

      Hawaiian Islands

    • C.

      Seychelles

    • D.

      West Indies

    Correct Answer
    D. West Indies
    Explanation
    The West Indies were notorious for buying slaves. This region, consisting of the Caribbean islands, was heavily involved in the transatlantic slave trade during the 17th to 19th centuries. Slavery was a major part of the economy in the West Indies, with plantations relying on enslaved labor for the production of crops such as sugar, tobacco, and cotton. The harsh conditions and brutal treatment of the enslaved people in the West Indies have left a dark legacy in the history of the region.

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