Quiz: The Slave Trade History Trivia!

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Quiz: The Slave Trade History Trivia!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Europeans were the first to start the African Slave trade
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    In the 1470s, the first African slaves that the Portuguese traded were sold to other African people in West Africa
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    In the early African Slave trade, African slaves were used mainly on sugar plantations in order to take the place of former slaves taken from Eastern Europe
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Slave traders took extreme care in transporting slaves across the Atlantic Ocean in order to protect their investment
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    All slaves that European slave traders took were captured by force, and all African communities fought to prevent Europeans from taking slaves from their lands.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The European slave trade caused conflict and war between many different African communities and kingdoms.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Once an African person became a slave, he/she could easily buy freedom or could wait until his/her time as a slave was over in order to become free.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Almost 40% of the slaves brought to the Americas were brought to Brazil.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Historians estimate that almost 1 million Africans were taken as slaves from the 1470s until the 1860s when the slave trade was finally abolished by the last European countries that were still involved in slave trading.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Many of the slaves captured in the interior of Africa did not survive the trek to the "slave coast", and many of those who did survive died on the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Most of the slaves brought to the Americas were taken from the western parts of Africa.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Slaves were taken from Africa all shared the same culture.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Although the Atlantic slave trade was the main slave trade in Africa, Arabs also traded slaves with the Swahili speaking people in eastern Africa.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Most slaves came from?
  • 15. 
    Most slaves were taken to?
  • 16. 
    How long did slave trade last?