African American Quarterly Assessment

34 Questions | Total Attempts: 124

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African American History Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In 1787, the British established _________ as a free colony.
    • A. 

      Nova Scotia

    • B. 

      Jamaica

    • C. 

      Upper Canada

    • D. 

      Sierra Leone

  • 2. 
    Northerners believed in ________ or the concept that work should be based on wages.
    • A. 

      Free labor

    • B. 

      Anti-slavery activist

    • C. 

      Repartriation

    • D. 

      Empowerment

  • 3. 
    Rich soil from the ___________ was deposited along the banks of the Nile River during the yearly floods.
    • A. 

      North Africa

    • B. 

      Interior of Africa

    • C. 

      West Africa

    • D. 

      Mountains of Asia

  • 4. 
    In ancient times, many of the greatest West African civilizations developed along the ________________ River.
    • A. 

      Amazon

    • B. 

      Congo

    • C. 

      Niger

    • D. 

      Nile

  • 5. 
    The Empire of ___________ was the last of the three great ancient kingdoms of West Africa.
    • A. 

      Mali

    • B. 

      Songhay

    • C. 

      Ghana

    • D. 

      Kush

  • 6. 
    A number of historical accounts have been written about Mansa Musa's famous trip to ___________.
    • A. 

      Ghana

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      Mecca

    • D. 

      Greece

  • 7. 
    Most people agree that __________ was the most advanced civilization of ancient times.
    • A. 

      Kemet

    • B. 

      Timbuktu

    • C. 

      Kush

    • D. 

      Nubia

  • 8. 
    The Niger River is known for the _______ who navigate it.
    • A. 

      Merchants

    • B. 

      Boat builders

    • C. 

      Fishermen

    • D. 

      Tourists

  • 9. 
    Africa is home to the world's longest river and the world's largest ______________ .
    • A. 

      Trees

    • B. 

      Lake

    • C. 

      Mountains

    • D. 

      Desert

  • 10. 
    One of the largest African ethnic groups is the __________ Nigeria.
    • A. 

      Akan

    • B. 

      Yoruba

    • C. 

      Xhosa

    • D. 

      Hausa-Fulani

  • 11. 
    The _________ was a period when the first Africans learned how to make pottery, grow food, and raise animals. 
    • A. 

      Thinite Period

    • B. 

      Old Kingdom

    • C. 

      Stone Age

    • D. 

      New Stone Age

  • 12. 
    Ancient _________ have led scientist to believe that Africa is the birthplace of all humans.
    • A. 

      Pyramids

    • B. 

      Writings

    • C. 

      Fossilized skeltons

    • D. 

      Stories

  • 13. 
    Europeans who participated in the slave trade held the false belief that Africans were ________ and uncivilized.
    • A. 

      Superior

    • B. 

      Unjust

    • C. 

      Inferior

    • D. 

      Oppressed

  • 14. 
    The route the slave ships took from Africa across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas is known as the  __________.
    • A. 

      North American territories

    • B. 

      Iberian Sea Path

    • C. 

      Middle Passage

    • D. 

      Migration Sea

  • 15. 
    The European Slave Trade robbed Africa of its greatest resource, its __________ .
    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Youth

    • C. 

      Ships

    • D. 

      Forest

  • 16. 
    Many African captives showed ______________ by participating in mutinies on the slave ships.
    • A. 

      Resistance

    • B. 

      Spirituality

    • C. 

      Servitude

    • D. 

      Domination

  • 17. 
    As industries in the colonies grew, the Europeans had a great need for __________.
    • A. 

      Goods

    • B. 

      Customers

    • C. 

      Merchandise

    • D. 

      Labor

  • 18. 
    The European Slave Trade legally enslaved and _________ Africans for the sole purpose of financial gain.
    • A. 

      Employed

    • B. 

      Honored

    • C. 

      Dehumanized

    • D. 

      Compensated

  • 19. 
    Slave traders granted the _______________ were allowed to bring Africans to the Spanish colonies to work as slaves.
    • A. 

      Asiento

    • B. 

      Isin

    • C. 

      Domination

    • D. 

      Eru

  • 20. 
    In the European practice of ___________, a person acted as another's servant for seven years and then was set free with a small amount of pay.
    • A. 

      Labor

    • B. 

      Enslavement

    • C. 

      Indentureship

    • D. 

      Exploitation

  • 21. 
    The first Portuguese adventures to visit the African continent were searching for _____________.
    • A. 

      Work

    • B. 

      Enslaved Africans

    • C. 

      Diamonds

    • D. 

      Gold

  • 22. 
    The term _________ refers to the forced removal and dispersion of Africans from their homeland.
    • A. 

      Triangular Trade

    • B. 

      African Mfecane

    • C. 

      War captives

    • D. 

      Resilience

  • 23. 
    A group of ______ raised funds to aid in the defense of the Africans aboard the Amistad.
    • A. 

      Abolitionist

    • B. 

      Quakers

    • C. 

      Cimarrons

    • D. 

      Quilombos

  • 24. 
    The Amistad rebellion was led by ______, who was a charsimatic prince of the Mende people.
    • A. 

      Madison Washington

    • B. 

      Cinque-Sengbe Pieh

    • C. 

      Cudjoe

    • D. 

      Queen Mary Thomas

  • 25. 
    The Amistad was a fictional story about two men who went to Africa in order to live in jungle.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False