"From Harriet Tubman: Conductor On The Underground Railroad"

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Review all we discussed about CHARACTERIZATION, ALLUSION, the historical events of the era (such as: Underground Railroad, Philadelphia Vigilence Committee, Fugitive Slave Law, etc. ) AND the vocabulary from the selection BEFORE taking this test! Then, remember to READ THE QUESTION and ALL the answers before selecting the BEST CHOICE!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    There are 2 official types of characterization, these are:
    • A. 

      Feelings and Behavior

    • B. 

      Direct and Nondirect

    • C. 

      Appearance and Personality Traits

    • D. 

      Direct and Indirect

  • 2. 
    An ALLUSION is.....
    • A. 

      Something that is not real

    • B. 

      When another piece of literature or character is mentioned in a selection

    • C. 

      When you read about one character and another one is giving him a difficult time about something not being realistic

    • D. 

      When a writer gives human characteristics to an inanimate (not real) object

  • 3. 
    In what way was Harriet Tubman a risk taker?
    • A. 

      She ran away from her mom and dad when she was a child

    • B. 

      She was willing to help the slaves get to freedom even though it might mean death to her.

    • C. 

      She did not want to be a slave.

    • D. 

      She hated people who enslaved her people

  • 4. 
    Slave owners most likely wanted to capture Harriet Tubman because she
    • A. 

      Was a hard worker and they wanted her work ethic as a slave for their own plantations.

    • B. 

      Led people away.

    • C. 

      Led enslaved people to freedom

    • D. 

      Fought against the Fugitive Slave Law

  • 5. 
    How did the rumored 'Moses' differ from the actual conductor of the Underground Railroad?
    • A. 

      Moses was rumored to be a man but Harriet Tubman was a woman

    • B. 

      Moses was rumored to give whippoorwill calls as signals, but Tubman sang spirituals.

    • C. 

      The rumored Moses traveled only at night, but Tubman led the runaways during the day as well.

    • D. 

      The rumored Moses followed the North Star, but Tubman used her memory to lead the way to freedom.

  • 6. 
    Which detail does Petry include to characterize Tubman as courageous?
    • A. 

      The runaways stayed with her when she slept.

    • B. 

      She led runaways knowing she faced b eing hanged for her actions.

    • C. 

      She planned the trips to begin on Sundays so that she was connected with her higher being.

    • D. 

      A man refused to accept her and her runaways because he felt unsafe.

  • 7. 
    What effect did the Fugitive Slave Law have on enslaved people?
    • A. 

      Owners could no longer reclaim people who escaped slavery.

    • B. 

      Runaway slaves could be returned to the South if they were found in the North in the United States.

    • C. 

      The law made the sale of enslaved individuals more profitable.

    • D. 

      Enslaved individuals were required to do more and more to the point that it made more slaves want to run away.

  • 8. 
    During their journey with Tubman, one of the people (who had helped previously) along the Underground Railroad refused to help them.  What does this action by the individual let us, as readers, know?
    • A. 

      Many people refused to help enslaved people

    • B. 

      Only a few people knew about Tubman in the North

    • C. 

      Life was difficult for the runaways

    • D. 

      Helping the fleeing runaways was very dangerous for those who tried to help.

  • 9. 
    Tubman told the runaways about Thomas Garrett and his giving them shoes in order to....
    • A. 

      Help them get through difficult times in Canada

    • B. 

      Scare the runaways into joining her in escaping

    • C. 

      Remember the joyful stories for a long time

    • D. 

      Give the runaways hope of reaching freedom

  • 10. 
    Why was Tubman's journey into Canada a slow one?
    • A. 

      Some of the fugitives were hesitant to keep moving and almost always someone would refuse, thus it became a big struggle

    • B. 

      She could only travel at night to avoid being seen/captured

    • C. 

      Some of the runaways would always refuse to travel any further and would sit down and say, "NO!!" to moving on

    • D. 

      Few of the stations on the Underground Railroad would keep all 11 of her fugitives; therefore, they would move more slowly

  • 11. 
    Harriet Tubman was never afraid.  True or False:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Petry shows Tubman encouraging the runaways despite her own fear.  This helps CHARACTERIZE Tubman as someone who....
    • A. 

      Lived a life that was filled with constant fear

    • B. 

      Could put others first and could put aside her fear to help others

    • C. 

      Refused to accept reality as others saw it

    • D. 

      Wrecklessly put others' lives in danger

  • 13. 
    Why did Tubman threaten to shoot one of the 11 runaways?
    • A. 

      His attitude infuriated (made her mad) and she couldn't stand his whining anymore

    • B. 

      She wanted to scare the other runaways because she had to have them listening to her or they'd all end up caught!

    • C. 

      She wanted someone to write down her ventures so that historians would know about her and the man didn't want her to

    • D. 

      This man, in particular, thought he wanted to be in control and she had to show him who was boss!

  • 14. 
    Why did Tubman want to help enslaved people?
    • A. 

      Because she had lived as a free person and wanted others to feel as she did and have freedom

    • B. 

      She wanted to become well known as a helper of her own people

    • C. 

      She wanted to be compared to Moses from the Bible.

    • D. 

      She wanted to be in charge and have others follow her wherever she went.

  • 15. 
    What was the Underground Railroad?
    • A. 

      A row of houses that were set up like railroad cars that then took runaway slaves to Canada on a train

    • B. 

      A group of people who worked together to aid all people

    • C. 

      A series of secret safe houses to help runaway slaves

    • D. 

      Harriet Tubman's house where she held freedom clubs for the people

  • 16. 
    What motivational techniques did Tubman use to get the enslaved people to follow her to freedom?
    • A. 

      Stories about 'somewhere over the rainbow' and positive happy thoughts, then using whipporwill whistles to make contacts with others

    • B. 

      Beatings and hateful messages that coerced (forced) the people to follow her

    • C. 

      Storytelling, religious faith, and sometimes physical force

    • D. 

      Singing folksongs and spirituals

  • 17. 
    How was Tubman able to keep her identity a secret from slave owners?
    • A. 

      Tubman traveled only at night and did not light fires or in any way draw attention to the group

    • B. 

      She pretended her name was Moses

    • C. 

      She told all the slaves she was a man; therefore, the people kept looking for a man instead of for her

    • D. 

      She acted like a ghost

  • 18. 
    What were 2 HUGE dangers the fugitives faced on their journey?
    • A. 

      Freezing cold conditions and new shoes

    • B. 

      Freezing cold condtions and Tubman's death if caught

    • C. 

      Underground Railroad people not being who they said they were

    • D. 

      Tired and hungry

  • 19. 
    What were 3 of Tubman's CHARACTER TRAITS that helped her in getting so many fugitives to freedom?
    • A. 

      Caring and unselfish

    • B. 

      Brave, resourceful, and a woman

    • C. 

      Brave, intelligent, and unselfish

    • D. 

      Hopeful, timid, and intelligent

  • 20. 
    What does DISHEVELED mean?
    • A. 

      Disturbed

    • B. 

      Mistreated

    • C. 

      Annoyed

    • D. 

      Untidy

  • 21. 
    SULLEN means...
    • A. 

      Anxious

    • B. 

      Vicious

    • C. 

      Difficult

    • D. 

      Depressed

  • 22. 
    Instill means...
    • A. 

      Supply gradually and made a part of someon

    • B. 

      Proceed confidently and with full knowledge

    • C. 

      Stand quietly and prevent others from getting in the way

    • D. 

      Abandon quickly and rush to safety

  • 23. 
    If you DISPEL something, you are....
    • A. 

      Causing unhappiness and fear in someone

    • B. 

      Disabling something and keeping with to yourself

    • C. 

      Failing to agree with something and going against it

    • D. 

      Driving it away or doing away with something

  • 24. 
    If someone tells you, "Do not LINGER" ---the person is wanting you not to....
    • A. 

      Stay longer

    • B. 

      Establish trust

    • C. 

      Speak softer

    • D. 

      Exhibit confidence

  • 25. 
    What is ELOQUENCE?
    • A. 

      The need to be ntertained all the time

    • B. 

      A sequence of carefully planned events that happen one right after the other

    • C. 

      The ability to speak very well and persuasively

    • D. 

      A way of not getting caught

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