Olaudah Equiano's Slave Narrative

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Narrative Quizzes & Trivia

Once you have finished reading, complete the following self-assessment which will help you review the major details from the autobiography.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "Often did I think many of the inhabitants of the deep much more happy than myself.  I envied them the freedom they enjoyed."  In this passage, "inhabitants of the deep" refers to
    • A. 

      Fish and other creatures

    • B. 

      The slaves who were below deck

    • C. 

      The slaves who had jumped overboard

    • D. 

      The children who had fallen in the necessary tubs

  • 2. 
     Much of the power of this selection stems from the fact that it is
    • A. 

      Filled with highly poetic imagery and figures of speech

    • B. 

      Similar in style to an African folk tale

    • C. 

      A logical, well-reasoned argument

    • D. 

      A personal narrative

  • 3. 
    Why was Equiano not put into fetters on the slave ship?
    • A. 

      Because of his extreme youth

    • B. 

      Because the ship's crew liked him more than the other slaves

    • C. 

      Because Equiano bribed the crew

    • D. 

      Because he was always doing chores

  • 4. 
    What experience does this portion of Equiano's slave narrative NOT describe?
    • A. 

      Life in slavery

    • B. 

      Enslavement

    • C. 

      The observations of a slave merchant

    • D. 

      The horrors slaves faced on transatlantic voyages

  • 5. 
    What happens to the captives who try to get the extra fish the slave traders caught?
    • A. 

      They share the fish with other captives

    • B. 

      They devour the fish instantly

    • C. 

      They are caught and flogged

    • D. 

      They are allowed to cook and eat the fish for supper

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