The Maroons Of Jamaica Quiz

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The Maroons Of Jamaica Quiz

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.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Jamaica owes its emergence as an important coffee producer to:
    • A. 

      French emigres

    • B. 

      Runaway Slaves

    • C. 

      Indian Immigrants

    • D. 

      English Indentured workers

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 6. 
    To which colony were the captured Jamaican Maroons ultimately deported?
    • A. 

      Panama

    • B. 

      Nova Scotia

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      Sierra Leone

  • 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

  • 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

  • 9. 
    In what year was the Mansfield judgement handed down?
    • A. 

      1772

    • B. 

      1787

    • C. 

      1789

    • D. 

      1802

  • 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

  • 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

  • 12. 
    In what year was 'The Society of Effectual Abolition of The Slave Trade' formed?
    • A. 

      1722

    • B. 

      1788

    • C. 

      1787

    • D. 

      1793

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 18. 
    When was the Anti-Slavery Society formed
    • A. 

      1787

    • B. 

      1807

    • C. 

      1823

    • D. 

      1827

  • 19. 
    Which one do you like?
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

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