Amazing Grace Movie Quiz

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Ever heard of the movie "Amazing Grace"? Have you watched this movie? Can you pass this Amazing Grace movie quiz? Amazing Grace is a popular 2006 British-American biographical drama film directed by Michael Apted. The movie is about the campaign against slavery in the British Empire, which William Wilberforce led. Let's see how much information you remember about the movie. All the best to you with this. We wish you secure good marks on this test!


Questions and Answers
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Over eleven million
    Explanation
    During the late 18th century, a significant number of African men, women, and children were taken from Africa and used as slaves in the West Indies and American colonies. The answer "Over eleven million" suggests that the number of enslaved Africans during that time period exceeded eleven million, indicating the scale and magnitude of the transatlantic slave trade.

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  • 2. 

    There was a 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Less than one in four were loyal.
    Explanation
    According to William Wilberforce, less than one in four colonists were loyal to the crown. This implies that the majority of colonists were not supportive of the British rule and were in favor of withdrawing from the American colonies.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Charles James Fox
    Explanation
    Charles James Fox was not present at the abolitionist dinner at Wilberforce House. The other three individuals, William Pitt, Olaudah Equiano, and Thomas Clarkson, were all present at the dinner.

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  • 4. 

    The hymn and inspiration for the film "Amazing Grace" were 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. James Henry Newton; a former slave trade sailor, Anglican clergyman, and abolitionist.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is James Henry Newton. He was a former slave trade sailor who experienced a spiritual awakening and became an Anglican clergyman and abolitionist. He wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," which later inspired the film of the same name.

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  • 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 oppose the king when there was bloodshed in the streets of Paris.

    • D.

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

    Correct Answer
    C. As prime minister, he could not openly oppose the king when there was bloodshed in the streets of Paris.
    Explanation
    As prime minister, William Pitt had a responsibility to maintain political stability and avoid actions that could potentially lead to further unrest or conflict. The mention of bloodshed in the streets of Paris suggests that there was ongoing political turmoil and revolution in France at that time. Openly supporting a bill on the abolition of the slave trade could have been seen as opposing the king, which could have further destabilized the political situation. Therefore, to maintain stability and avoid risking his position, Pitt could not publicly support the bill.

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  • 6. 

    Slavery was abolished in Great Britain in 1807 due to William Wilberforce.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In 1807, slavery was indeed abolished in Great Britain. This was largely due to the efforts of William Wilberforce, an English politician and philanthropist who dedicated his life to ending the slave trade. Wilberforce tirelessly campaigned for the abolition of slavery, and his efforts eventually led to the passing of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, which abolished the slave trade in the British Empire. Although slavery itself was not completely abolished until 1833, the abolition of the slave trade in 1807 was a significant step towards ending the institution of slavery in Great Britain.

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  • 7. 

    Amazing Grace focuses on the slave trade.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    "Amazing Grace" is a well-known hymn that was written by John Newton, a former slave trader. The song reflects his personal journey from being involved in the slave trade to becoming an abolitionist. Therefore, it can be concluded that "Amazing Grace" does indeed focus on the slave trade.

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  • 8. 

    The story of the movie is based on the 15th century.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The story of the movie is not based on the 15th century.

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  • 9. 

    How old was William Wilberforce at the time when he was elected to the House of Commons in the movie?

    • A.

      21

    • B.

      25

    • C.

      31

    • D.

      36

    Correct Answer
    A. 21
    Explanation
    In the movie, William Wilberforce was elected to the House of Commons at the age of 21.

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  • 10. 

    This actor played the lead character, William Wilberforce, in the movie.

    • A.

      Leonardo DiCaprio

    • B.

      Rufus Sewell

    • C.

      Ioan Gruffudd

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Ioan Gruffudd
    Explanation
    Ioan Gruffudd is the correct answer because he played the lead character, William Wilberforce, in the movie. Leonardo DiCaprio, Rufus Sewell, and None of these did not portray this character in the movie.

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