# The Slave Dancer Book Quiz: Trivia!

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• 1.

### Who is in charge of the slaves when they are on the ship?

• A.

Stout

• B.

Ned

• C.

Sharkey

• D.

Purvis

Correct Answer
A. Stout
Explanation
Stout is in charge of the slaves when they are on the ship.

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• 2.

### Why does the ship leave the shore at night time?

• A.

To take advantage of the best wind.

• B.

So the slaves won't see the shore slipping away

• C.

To avoid detection from the British.

• D.

Option 4

Correct Answer
B. So the slaves won't see the shore slipping away
Explanation
The ship leaves the shore at night time so that the slaves on board won't see the shore slipping away. This suggests that the ship is involved in the slave trade, and the owners or crew do not want the slaves to realize that they are being taken away from their homeland and sold into slavery. By leaving at night, the slaves are kept in the dark both literally and figuratively, making it easier for the ship to sail away unnoticed.

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• 3.

### How many groups of slaves does Jesse play for?

• A.

3

• B.

4

• C.

6

• D.

5

Correct Answer
A. 3
Explanation
Jesse plays for 3 groups of slaves.

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• 4.

### Why does Ned say his involvement with the slaves is different than the other men?

• A.

He is religious.

• B.

His heart is not in it.

• C.

He has a family

• D.

He is kind to the slaves.

Correct Answer
B. His heart is not in it.
Explanation
Ned says his involvement with the slaves is different than the other men because his heart is not in it. This suggests that Ned does not have a genuine interest or passion for participating in the enslavement of others. It implies that while the other men may be involved in the slave trade for various reasons, Ned's lack of emotional investment sets him apart from them.

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• 5.

### What do the slaves fight over in the hold?

• A.

The windows.

• B.

The latrine bucket.

• C.

The water.

• D.

The food.

Correct Answer
B. The latrine bucket.
Explanation
The correct answer is the latrine bucket. This is because the slaves fight over the latrine bucket as it is their only means of relieving themselves while being held captive in the hold. The scarcity of this resource leads to conflicts and disputes among the slaves.

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• 6.

### Why is a woman thrown overboard after leaving the supply island?

• A.

She was trampled to death.

• B.

She had the fever

• C.

She killed another slave.

• D.

She was pregnant.

Correct Answer
B. She had the fever
Explanation
The woman was thrown overboard because she had the fever. This suggests that the people on the ship believed that she was contagious and posed a risk to the rest of the crew. In order to prevent the spread of the disease, they made the decision to remove her from the ship by throwing her overboard. This action demonstrates the extreme measures that were sometimes taken to prevent the spread of illness in the past.

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• 7.

### Who flogged Jesse?

• A.

Purvis

• B.

Stout

• C.

Spark

• D.

The Captain

Correct Answer
B. Stout
Explanation
Stout is the correct answer because he is the one who flogged Jesse.

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• 8.

### How does Jesse describe Spark after his flogging?

• A.

Heartless and cruel.

• B.

Brainless and evil.

• C.

Mean and ignorant.

• D.

Tortured and alone.

Correct Answer
B. Brainless and evil.
Explanation
Jesse describes Spark as "brainless and evil" after his flogging. This suggests that Jesse believes Spark lacks intelligence and possesses malicious intentions. This description implies that Spark's actions were not only heartless and cruel, but also driven by a malevolent nature.

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• 9.

### How does Jesse start to feel about the slaves after he plays for them a few times?

• A.

He loves them.

• B.

He hates them.

• C.

He ignores their existence.

• D.

He pities them.

Correct Answer
B. He hates them.
Explanation
After playing for the slaves a few times, Jesse starts to feel hatred towards them. This suggests that his interactions with the slaves may have led to negative experiences or revelations that have caused a shift in his emotions towards them. The question implies a change in Jesse's feelings, indicating that his initial perception or attitude towards the slaves may have been different from the hatred he now feels.

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• 10.

### How many times is Jesse flogged when he runs away from his duty?

• A.

15

• B.

20

• C.

5

• D.

6

Correct Answer
C. 5
Explanation
Jesse is flogged 5 times when he runs away from his duty.

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• 11.

### What do some of the slave men think the slavers will do to them?

• A.

Eat them.

• B.

Whip them

• C.

Mate them.

• D.

Feed them to the sharks.

Correct Answer
A. Eat them.
Explanation
Some of the slave men think that the slavers will eat them. This suggests that the slaves believe that the slavers see them as nothing more than a source of food, dehumanizing them to the point where they are treated as mere objects to be consumed. This answer reflects the extreme cruelty and disregard for human life that was prevalent during the time of slavery.

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• 12.

### How many slaves died the day Ned died?

• A.

6

• B.

12

• C.

10

• D.

8

Correct Answer
D. 8
• 13.

### What does Purvis say when Jesse says he wishes Stout were dead?

• A.

Stout is dead.

• B.

Stout is dying.

• C.

He is being unfair.

• D.

Option 4

Correct Answer
A. Stout is dead.
Explanation
The correct answer is "Stout is dead." The question asks what Purvis says when Jesse expresses his wish for Stout's death. The answer implies that Purvis confirms Jesse's wish by stating that Stout is already dead.

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• 14.

### Who retrieves Jesse's stolen fife?

• A.

The Captain.

• B.

A slave girl.

• C.

The African boy.

• D.

Purvis.

Correct Answer
C. The African boy.
Explanation
The correct answer is The African boy. This suggests that the African boy is the one who retrieves Jesse's stolen fife. Without further context or information, it can be assumed that the African boy plays a significant role in helping Jesse recover his stolen instrument.

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• 15.

### Why did the children quit coming to the deck to play?

• A.

Too cold to play.

• B.

Too hot to play.

• C.

They'd grown too weak.

• D.

Option 4

Correct Answer
B. Too hot to play.
Explanation
The correct answer is "Too hot to play." This suggests that the reason the children quit coming to the deck to play is because it was too hot. This implies that the weather conditions were not suitable for outdoor activities, causing the children to avoid playing on the deck.

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• 16.

### What award did the book win?

• A.

The Oscar.

• B.

Frederick Douglass Award

• C.

Option 3

• D.

John Newberry Medal

Correct Answer
D. John Newberry Medal
Explanation
The book won the John Newberry Medal.

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• 17.

### Where has Jessie seen a flying fish before?

• A.

The sign of a pub.

• B.

His mother's sewing box.

• C.

His grandfather's watch.

• D.

In a story book.

Correct Answer
B. His mother's sewing box.
• 18.

### How has the book mad you feel so far?

• A.

Sad

• B.

Happy

• C.

Delighted

• D.

Excited

Correct Answer
A. Sad
Explanation
The book has made me feel sad so far.

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• 19.

### What does Jessie see in the water before he spots a deserted island?

• A.

Glowing fish

• B.

Dr. Shipman

• C.

Sharks

• D.

Doplphins

Correct Answer
C. Sharks
• 20.

### On the ship with 500 slaves that Purvis was on, how many slaves survived?

• A.

283

• B.

383

• C.

183

• D.

83

Correct Answer
C. 183
Explanation
The question states that Purvis was on a ship with 500 slaves. The answer option of 183 suggests that out of the 500 slaves, only 183 survived.

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• 21.

### The book was published in 1973.

• A.

True

• B.

False

Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The statement "The book was published in 1973" is true. This means that the book in question was released in the year 1973.

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