A Picture Book Of Harriet Tubman: 1st Quarter Reading Assessment-stegmann

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A Picture Book Of Harriet Tubman: 1st Quarter Reading Assessment-stegmann

This independent reading assessment will determine students' comprehension and understanding of the book A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The character traits that describe Harriet Tubman are (choose all that apply)
    • A. 

      Courageous

    • B. 

      Hurtful

    • C. 

      Stern

    • D. 

      Caring

    • E. 

      Nosey

    • F. 

      Lonely

  • 2. 
    Everyone in the story believed in slavery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What is the genre of this story?
    • A. 

      Fiction

    • B. 

      Biography

    • C. 

      Fantasy

    • D. 

      Science fiction

  • 4. 
    At one point in the story, Harriet got hit in the head by a metal weight.  What caused this to occur?
    • A. 

      She stole a lump of sugar

    • B. 

      She was caught between the master and an escaping slave

    • C. 

      Harriet was trying to run away

    • D. 

      She didn't do her chores.

  • 5. 
    Masters sometimes sold slaves "down the river".  "Down the river" means _____________________.
    • A. 

      Returned runaway slaves to their homes in the south

    • B. 

      Sold slaves to a plantation farther south.

    • C. 

      Sent slaves south to freedom.

    • D. 

      Took slaves to the port at New Orleans to be sold to Europe.

  • 6. 
    The Underground Railroad was _____________________________________.
    • A. 

      A long train tunnel that connected the south to the north.

    • B. 

      An underground train that slaves used to escape to the north.

    • C. 

      A secret stretch of railroad tracks taht slaves rode to escape to the north.

    • D. 

      A secret route slaves used to escape the north.

  • 7. 
    The day before she ran off, Harriet sang, "I'm bound for the Promised Land".  This message she was sending to the other slaves was ________________________________.
    • A. 

      That she was ready to die and go to heaven.

    • B. 

      That she intended to go to Israel to see the land of Moses.

    • C. 

      That she was going to go to the north where she would be free.

    • D. 

      That she was sad about being a slave and hoped to be free soon.

  • 8. 
    Harriet does not permit slaves to turn back once they have begun the journey.  Even when they are very frightened, she forces them at gunpoint.  Why does she do this?
    • A. 

      She is afraid that she will tell salve owners about the Underground Railroad

    • B. 

      She does not have time to take them back home.

    • C. 

      She thinks they would be better off dead than going back to slavery.

    • D. 

      She gets angry when they change their minds.

  • 9. 
    Harriet did not always behave the way a slave should.  What happened to Harriet when she rebelled against slavery?
    • A. 

      She was sold down river

    • B. 

      She was whipped.

    • C. 

      She was hanged.

    • D. 

      She was forbidden to work in the main house.

  • 10. 
    When Harriet was a young girl, abolitionists began to protest slavery.  Abolitionists were _____________________.
    • A. 

      People who fought against the south in the Civil War.

    • B. 

      People who refused to own slaves.

    • C. 

      People who were against slavery.

    • D. 

      People who thought slaves should be treated better.