Amazing Grace Movie Quiz

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  • 1. 
    By the late 18th century, how many African men, women and children had been taken from Africa and used as slaves in the West Indies and American colonies?
    • A. 

      Five Million

    • B. 

      Too many to count

    • C. 

      Over eleven million

    • D. 

      Twenty million

  • 2. 
    There was great debate in Parliament about withdrawing from the American colonies. According to William Wilberforce how many colonists were loyal to the crown? 
    • A. 

      Over half were loyal

    • B. 

      Less than one in four were loyal

    • C. 

      None were loyal

    • D. 

      One third were loyal

  • 3. 
    Which of these individuals was not present at the abolitionist dinner at Wilberforce House?
    • A. 

      Charles James Fox

    • B. 

      William Pitt

    • C. 

      Olaudah Equiano

    • D. 

      Thomas Clarkson

  • 4. 
    The hymn and inspiration of the film,  "Amazing Grace" was written by?
    • A. 

      William Pitt the youngest prime minister in British history.

    • B. 

      William Wilberforce, an avid Christian, animal rights advocate and abolitionist.

    • C. 

      Barbara Spooner Wilberforce, wife of William Wilberforce.

    • D. 

      James Henry Newton, a former slave trade sailor, Anglican clergyman and abolitionist.

  • 5. 
    Why could William Pitt not publicly support a bill on the abolition of the slave trade?
    • A. 

      He had plantations in the West Indies that made him lots of money.

    • B. 

      He hated William Wilberforce and wanted him to fail.

    • C. 

      As prime minister he could not openly appose the king when there was bloodshed in the streets of Paris.

    • D. 

      He was afraid of seeming unpatriotic in a time of political crisis.

  • 6. 
    Amazing Grace traces the path of William Wilberforce from 1782 to 1807 as he struggled to ban the slave trade in the British colonies. Consider in this essay the political and economic movements and events in Europe that hindered and prolonged the passage of the Slave Trade Act of 1807. Make sure you include in your discussion key figures, nations and dates that are relevant to this topic. In this essay you are to utilize the film and  two to three outside sources that help to support your argument.