Test Your World History Knowledge: 6th Grade Quiz!

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Test Your World History Knowledge: 6th Grade Quiz!

Did you know that in the Roman Empire about one fifth of the empire's population and a third of the population of Italy was enslaved? Slaves carried out many domestic, manual and administrative jobs. Take this World History quiz to test your knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Slaves who came to Britain usually worked as what?
    • A. 

      Coalminers

    • B. 

      Factory hands

    • C. 

      Gravediggers

    • D. 

      Servants to rich people

  • 2. 
    Runaway slaves in the West Indies had what name?
    • A. 

      Cherries

    • B. 

      Crimsons

    • C. 

      Maroons

    • D. 

      Scarlets

  • 3. 
    In 1729 a slave was legally said to be .......
    • A. 

      Able to claim freedom through the courts

    • B. 

      Entitled to be paid a wage

    • C. 

      His or her master's property

    • D. 

      His or her own boss

  • 4. 
    Which statement about slave ships is false?
    • A. 

      Ships often carried more slaves than there was room for

    • B. 

      Slaves had individual cabins

    • C. 

      Slaves were chained below decks

    • D. 

      Slaves were punished for disobedience

  • 5. 
    What type of songs were a response to the slave trade?
    • A. 

      Lullabies

    • B. 

      Nursery rhymes

    • C. 

      Sea shanties

    • D. 

      Spirituals

  • 6. 
    What often happened to whole families sold as slaves?
    • A. 

      All the family worked for the same owner

    • B. 

      The children went to school while the parents worked

    • C. 

      The children were sent back to Africa

    • D. 

      They were split up at auction

  • 7. 
    Which American organisation helped runaway slaves to escape?
    • A. 

      The Freedom Wagon

    • B. 

      The Invisible Tramcar

    • C. 

      The Secret Ferry

    • D. 

      The Underground Railroad

  • 8. 
    130 slaves were thrown overboard from which ship in 1782?
    • A. 

      Cong

    • B. 

      Fong

    • C. 

      Tong

    • D. 

      Zong

  • 9. 
    Who was the captain of the Zong?
    • A. 

      Catherwood

    • B. 

      Collingwood

    • C. 

      Sherwood

    • D. 

      Westwood

  • 10. 
    Who was heavily involved in the Zong court case?
    • A. 

      George Squire

    • B. 

      Grant Stone

    • C. 

      Granville Sharp

    • D. 

      Greville Speke

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