African-american History T0 1877.

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African American History Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The journey from Africa across the Atlantic Ocean was known as...
    • A. 

      Triangular trade.

    • B. 

      The Middle Passage.

    • C. 

      The Dark Journey.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 2. 
    The first known sale of slaves occurred...
    • A. 

      ...In Virginia, 1776.

    • B. 

      ...In Massachusetts, 1818.

    • C. 

      ...In New York, 1619.

    • D. 

      ...In Virginia, 1619.

  • 3. 
    Approximately how many people were stolen from Africa as a result of the slave trade?
    • A. 

      13 Million.

    • B. 

      18 Million.

    • C. 

      24 Million.

    • D. 

      28 Million.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following was the first state to abolish slavery?
    • A. 

      Massachusetts.

    • B. 

      New York.

    • C. 

      Pennsylvania.

    • D. 

      Virginia.

  • 5. 
    Read the following statement and indicate if it is "true" or "false". Slavery was a flawed economic system, and it nearly disappeared from North America by the early 1790s.
    • A. 

      TRUE.

    • B. 

      FALSE.

  • 6. 
    The type of cotton that could be grown easily in the southern U.S (but it has LOTS of seeds) is...
    • A. 

      Long Staple.

    • B. 

      Short Staple.

    • C. 

      Medium Staple.

    • D. 

      Q-Tips.

  • 7. 
    The invention by Eli Whitney, the Cotton Gin (or "Jin"), proved to be ironic because...
    • A. 

      Eli Whitney was allergic to cotton.

    • B. 

      Eli Whitney was a tobacco farmer.

    • C. 

      Eli Whitney was an abolitionist, and hoped that his invention would end slavery.

    • D. 

      Eli Whitney stole the idea from a slave.

  • 8. 
    Bringing African slaves into the United States became illegal in...
    • A. 

      1619.

    • B. 

      1776.

    • C. 

      1819.

    • D. 

      1865.

  • 9. 
    The most famous slave rebellion involving the United States did not take place on a plantation, but on a ship named...
    • A. 

      The Amistad.

    • B. 

      The Tacorra.

    • C. 

      The Cinque (Cinbe).

    • D. 

      La Revoluccion.

  • 10. 
    The leader of the slaves on the ship from #11 was named...
    • A. 

      Amistad.

    • B. 

      Tacorra.

    • C. 

      Cinque (Cinbe).

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following led a slave rebellion in the United States?
    • A. 

      Gabriel Prosser.

    • B. 

      Denmark Vesey.

    • C. 

      Nat Turner.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 12. 
    As a response to slave rebellions, southern states passed a series of harsh laws to punish slaves.  These laws were called...
    • A. 

      The Black Laws.

    • B. 

      The Slave Codes

    • C. 

      The Law of Suffrage.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 13. 
    People opposed to slavery, and willing to use their own money and even violence to end it was known as...
    • A. 

      Agnostics.

    • B. 

      Anglo-Saxons.

    • C. 

      Abolitionists.

    • D. 

      Extortionists.

  • 14. 
    The most famous newspaper to oppose slavery was run by William Lloyd Garrison and called...
    • A. 

      The Prognosticator.

    • B. 

      The Liberator.

    • C. 

      The Abolitionist Times.

    • D. 

      The New York Times.

  • 15. 
    In the south, the number of people who owned a single slave (or more) was...
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      40%

    • C. 

      75%

    • D. 

      90%

  • 16. 
    The Underground Railroad was...
    • A. 

      The first subway in America (in New York City).

    • B. 

      A secret train that carried runaway slaves from the south to the north.

    • C. 

      A series of tunnels, secret trails, caves, and safe-houses used by slaves to escape.

    • D. 

      How slaves referred to the afterlife.

  • 17. 
    The most famous guide on the Underground Railroad was...
    • A. 

      Rosa Parks.

    • B. 

      Martin Luther King Jr.

    • C. 

      Louisa May Alcott.

    • D. 

      Harriet Tubman.

  • 18. 
    The first African-American former slave to publish his autobiography was...
    • A. 

      Frederick Douglass.

    • B. 

      Sojourner Truth.

    • C. 

      Dred Scott.

    • D. 

      William Lloyd Garrison.

  • 19. 
    The slave who was on free land when his master died, and who sued for his freedom was named...
    • A. 

      Frederick Douglass.

    • B. 

      Dred Scott.

    • C. 

      Sojourner Truth.

    • D. 

      Nat Turner.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following added to the rise in abolitionism?
    • A. 

      Dred Scott Decision.

    • B. 

      Uncle Tom's Cabin.

    • C. 

      The Fugitive Slave Law.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 21. 
    The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 said...
    • A. 

      Southern slave-owners have a right to go into free states to recapture their slaves.

    • B. 

      Slavery is allowed in northern states too.

    • C. 

      Slavery is abolished in Canada.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 22. 
    Which Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteed equal protection for all U.S. citizens?
    • A. 

      10th Amendment.

    • B. 

      13th Amendment.

    • C. 

      14th Amendment.

    • D. 

      15th Amendment.

  • 23. 
    Which Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ended slavery?
    • A. 

      10th Amendment.

    • B. 

      13th Amendment.

    • C. 

      14th Amendment.

    • D. 

      15th Amendment.

  • 24. 
    Which Amendment gave African-American men the right to vote?
    • A. 

      10th Amendment.

    • B. 

      13th Amendment.

    • C. 

      14th Amendment.

    • D. 

      15th Amendment.

  • 25. 
    The agricultural economic system where the farmer rents land and equipment for 50-75% of the profits is called...
    • A. 

      Jim Crow Laws.

    • B. 

      Manumission.

    • C. 

      Reconstruction.

    • D. 

      Sharecropping.