The Slave Dancer Book Quiz: Trivia!

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The Slave Dancer Book Quiz: Trivia!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is in charge of the slaves when they are on the ship?
    • A. 

      Stout

    • B. 

      Ned

    • C. 

      Sharkey

    • D. 

      Purvis

  • 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

  • 3. 
    How many groups of slaves does Jesse play for?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      5

  • 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.

  • 5. 
    What do the slaves fight over in the hold?
    • A. 

      The windows.

    • B. 

      The latrine bucket.

    • C. 

      The water.

    • D. 

      The food.

  • 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.

  • 7. 
    Who flogged Jesse?
    • A. 

      Purvis

    • B. 

      Stout

    • C. 

      Spark

    • D. 

      The Captain

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10. 
    How many times is Jesse flogged when he runs away from his duty?
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

  • 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.

  • 12. 
    How many slaves died the day Ned died?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      10

    • 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

  • 14. 
    Who retrieves Jesse's stolen fife?
    • A. 

      The Captain.

    • B. 

      A slave girl.

    • C. 

      The African boy.

    • D. 

      Purvis.

  • 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

  • 16. 
    What award did the book win?
    • A. 

      The Oscar.

    • B. 

      Frederick Douglass Award

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      John Newberry Medal

  • 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.

  • 18. 
    How has the book mad you feel so far?
    • A. 

      Sad

    • B. 

      Happy

    • C. 

      Delighted

    • D. 

      Excited

  • 19. 
    What does Jessie see in the water before he spots a deserted island?
    • A. 

      Glowing fish

    • B. 

      Dr. Shipman

    • C. 

      Sharks

    • D. 

      Doplphins

  • 20. 
    On the ship with 500 slaves that Purvis was on, how many slaves survived?
    • A. 

      283

    • B. 

      383

    • C. 

      183

    • D. 

      83

  • 21. 
    The book was published in 1973.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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