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At the peak of slavery many families were separated from each other. In Jamaica some African slaves escaped slavery and settled in the mountain areas, they were called Jamaican maroons. These maroons were known for their roughness and determination. What else can you tell about these brave people? Take up the quiz and see your score.


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  • 1. 

    Jamaica owes its emergence as an important coffee producer to:

    • A.

      French emigres

    • B.

      Runaway Slaves

    • C.

      Indian Immigrants

    • D.

      English Indentured workers

    Correct Answer
    A. French emigres
    Explanation
    French emigres played a significant role in Jamaica's emergence as an important coffee producer. These French immigrants brought with them their knowledge and expertise in coffee cultivation and processing techniques. They introduced more advanced methods of coffee production, including the use of machinery and improved farming practices. Their contributions helped transform Jamaica into a thriving coffee industry, contributing to its economic growth and reputation as a quality coffee producer.

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  • 2. 

    Who is associated for declaring emancipation for slaves in Guadeloupe and in course of events massacred many Royalist Frenchmen (1793)

    • A.

      De Rouvray

    • B.

      Sonthonax

    • C.

      Victor Hugues

    • D.

      Napoleon Bonaparte

    Correct Answer
    C. Victor Hugues
    Explanation
    Victor Hugues is associated with declaring emancipation for slaves in Guadeloupe and in the course of events, massacred many Royalist Frenchmen in 1793.

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  • 3. 

    In which chronological order did the following later 18th  century events commence
    1. The Haitian Revolution
    2. The French Revolution
    3. The American Revolution
    4. The Maroon Rebellion

    • A.

      4,3,2,1

    • B.

      2,3,1,4

    • C.

      4,3,1,2

    • D.

      3,2,1,4

    Correct Answer
    D. 3,2,1,4
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3,2,1,4. The French Revolution started in 1789, followed by the American Revolution which began in 1775. The Haitian Revolution started in 1791, and the Maroon Rebellion took place in Jamaica in 1739. Therefore, the correct chronological order is 3,2,1,4.

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  • 4. 

    Which was the first negro group to gain freedom from their masters in the New World?

    • A.

      The Negroes of St. Dominigue

    • B.

      The Jamaican Maroons

    • C.

      The Negroes of the United States

    • D.

      The Negroes of Guadeloupe

    Correct Answer
    B. The Jamaican Maroons
    Explanation
    The Jamaican Maroons were the first negro group to gain freedom from their masters in the New World. The Maroons were descendants of African slaves who had escaped from plantations and formed their own communities in the mountains of Jamaica. Through their strategic resistance and guerrilla warfare tactics, they were able to negotiate a peace treaty with the British in 1739, granting them autonomy and freedom. This made them the first group of enslaved Africans in the New World to successfully gain their freedom from their masters.

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  • 5. 

    From which of the following were tracker dogs imported to capture the Jamaican Maroons?

    • A.

      Cuba

    • B.

      St.Dominigue

    • C.

      The Mosquito Coast

    • D.

      Puerto Rico

    Correct Answer
    A. Cuba
    Explanation
    Tracker dogs were imported from Cuba to capture the Jamaican Maroons.

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  • 6. 

    To which colony were the captured Jamaican Maroons ultimately deported?

    • A.

      Panama

    • B.

      Nova Scotia

    • C.

      Mexico

    • D.

      Sierra Leone

    Correct Answer
    D. Sierra Leone
    Explanation
    The captured Jamaican Maroons were ultimately deported to Sierra Leone. This is because after their defeat in the First Maroon War, the British authorities decided to remove them from Jamaica to prevent any further rebellions. Sierra Leone was chosen as the destination because it was a British colony established as a settlement for freed slaves, and it was believed that the Maroons would be able to establish a new life there.

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  • 7. 

    Who was the leader of the Negro army which ousted the British under Maitland from St. Dominigue ?

    • A.

      Boukman

    • B.

      Christophe

    • C.

      Toussaint

    • D.

      Dessalines

    Correct Answer
    C. Toussaint
    Explanation
    Toussaint was the leader of the Negro army that ousted the British under Maitland from St. Dominigue.

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  • 8. 

    1st January is associated with:

    • A.

      The Peace of Amiens

    • B.

      Assumptions of independence by the black Republic of the Haiti

    • C.

      Final evacuation of the British from St. Domingue

    • D.

      Santo Domingo being ceded to France by Spain

    Correct Answer
    B. Assumptions of independence by the black Republic of the Haiti
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Assumptions of independence by the black Republic of Haiti". This is because January 1st is a significant date in Haitian history as it marks the anniversary of Haiti's independence. On January 1, 1804, Haiti became the first black republic in the world after successfully overthrowing French colonial rule through a revolution led by Toussaint Louverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines. This event is considered a major milestone in the fight against slavery and colonialism.

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  • 9. 

    In what year was the Mansfield judgement handed down?

    • A.

      1772

    • B.

      1787

    • C.

      1789

    • D.

      1802

    Correct Answer
    A. 1772
    Explanation
    The Mansfield judgement was handed down in the year 1772.

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  • 10. 

    The Mansfield judgement declared

    • A.

      All slaves in the British West Indies free

    • B.

      All slaves in England were entitled to their freedom

    • C.

      Trade in slaves illegal

    • D.

      Slaves in England were the rightful property of their masters

    Correct Answer
    B. All slaves in England were entitled to their freedom
    Explanation
    The Mansfield judgement declared that all slaves in England were entitled to their freedom. This means that the court ruling acknowledged that slavery was not legally permissible in England and that all enslaved individuals had the right to be free.

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  • 11. 

    On which of the following did Chief Justice Lord Mansfield pass judgement?

    • A.

      The Joseph Strong case

    • B.

      The case of Shrewsbury

    • C.

      The case of John Smith

    • D.

      The James Somerset case

    Correct Answer
    D. The James Somerset case
    Explanation
    Chief Justice Lord Mansfield passed judgement on the James Somerset case. This case was significant as it involved the issue of slavery in Britain. Somerset, an enslaved African man, was brought to England by his master. However, Somerset escaped and was later recaptured. The case questioned the legality of slavery in England and whether a person could be forcibly removed from the country. Lord Mansfield's judgement in this case was that slavery was not supported by English law and Somerset was set free. This landmark decision played a crucial role in shaping the abolitionist movement in Britain.

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  • 12. 

    In what year was 'The Society of Effectual Abolition of The Slave Trade' formed?

    • A.

      1722

    • B.

      1788

    • C.

      1787

    • D.

      1793

    Correct Answer
    C. 1787
    Explanation
    In 1787, 'The Society of Effectual Abolition of The Slave Trade' was formed. This organization played a significant role in advocating for the abolition of the slave trade. The formation of this society was a response to the growing opposition to the inhumane and exploitative practices of the slave trade. Through their efforts, they aimed to raise awareness and promote the abolitionist cause, eventually leading to the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire in 1807.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following media was not used by the Society for effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade to inform and educate the public?

    • A.

      The press

    • B.

      Pamphlets

    • C.

      The radio

    • D.

      The puipit

    Correct Answer
    C. The radio
    Explanation
    The radio was not used by the Society for effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade to inform and educate the public. This implies that the Society did not utilize the radio as a medium to spread awareness and educate people about the abolition of the slave trade.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following, 1806, moved the resolution for the total and the immediate abolition  of the Slave Trade?

    • A.

      Charles James Fox

    • B.

      William Pitt, The Younger

    • C.

      William Dolben

    • D.

      James Ramsay

    Correct Answer
    A. Charles James Fox
    Explanation
    Charles James Fox moved the resolution for the total and immediate abolition of the Slave Trade in 1806.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following was the most likely reason why English traders resorted to smuggling after the passing of the Act of the Abolition of the Slave Trade?

    • A.

      Smuggling satisfied traders desires' to ill-treat Negroes

    • B.

      Traders wanted to show that they could defy the law

    • C.

      Traders could not find alternative employment

    • D.

      The profit derived from the trade were great and enticing

    Correct Answer
    D. The profit derived from the trade were great and enticing
    Explanation
    The most likely reason why English traders resorted to smuggling after the passing of the Act of the Abolition of the Slave Trade is that the profit derived from the trade was great and enticing. This suggests that despite the abolition of the slave trade, there was still a demand for slaves and traders saw an opportunity to make significant profits by engaging in illegal smuggling activities.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following measures were passed by the British Parliament to effectively eradicate the traffic in slaves after its abolition
    1. Slave trading was regarded as a felony,  punishable by transportation to overseas penal settlements
    2. Slave trading was considered to be piracy, punishable by death
    3. Trading in slaves was regarded as a felony, punishable by flogging with the cat-o-nine tails
    4. Slave trading was considered a crime, punishable by imprisonment in prison ships on the Thames

    • A.

      All of the above

    • B.

      3,4 only

    • C.

      1,2 only

    • D.

      1,2,3 only

    Correct Answer
    C. 1,2 only
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1,2 only. This is because the measures passed by the British Parliament to effectively eradicate the traffic in slaves after its abolition included regarding slave trading as a felony, punishable by transportation to overseas penal settlements, and considering slave trading as piracy, punishable by death. Measures such as flogging with the cat-o-nine tails and imprisonment in prison ships on the Thames were not mentioned as part of the measures passed.

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  • 17. 

    The policy of improving the conditions of which slaves lived and worked in the British colonies was called?

    • A.

      Emancipation

    • B.

      Apprenticeship

    • C.

      Amelioration

    • D.

      Abolition

    Correct Answer
    C. Amelioration
    Explanation
    Amelioration refers to the policy of improving the conditions of slaves in the British colonies. This policy aimed to make the living and working conditions of slaves more bearable, although it did not grant them full freedom. It was a step towards eventual emancipation, which would grant slaves their freedom. Apprenticeship refers to a different policy where slaves were required to work for a certain number of years before being granted freedom. Abolition, on the other hand, refers to the complete end of slavery. Therefore, the correct answer is Amelioration.

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  • 18. 

    When was the Anti-Slavery Society formed

    • A.

      1787

    • B.

      1807

    • C.

      1823

    • D.

      1827

    Correct Answer
    C. 1823
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1823. The Anti-Slavery Society was formed in 1823. This organization played a significant role in the abolitionist movement, advocating for the end of slavery and the slave trade. The society worked towards raising awareness about the inhumane treatment of enslaved individuals and campaigned for legislative changes to abolish slavery. By the time of its formation in 1823, the anti-slavery movement had gained momentum, and the society's establishment further fueled the efforts to bring an end to this oppressive practice.

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  • 19. 

    Which one do you like?

    • A.

      Option 1

    • B.

      Option 2

    • C.

      Option 3

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. Option 1

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