Trans Atlantic Slave Trade History Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following people were enslaved people?
    • A. 

      Egyptians who built the pyramids

    • B. 

      Roman Gladiators

    • C. 

      Victorian circus entertainers

    • D. 

      Soldiers of the First World War

  • 2. 
    Although the figure can only be an estimate of how many people were enslaved between the Fifteenth to Nineteenth Centuries?
    • A. 

      1 million

    • B. 

      6 million

    • C. 

      9 million

    • D. 

      12 million +

  • 3. 
    What was often referred to as 'white gold'?
    • A. 

      Cotton

    • B. 

      Sugar

    • C. 

      Flour

    • D. 

      Pulp

  • 4. 
    By the late Seventeenth Century, one out of every four ships that left _______________ harbor was a slave trading ship.
    • A. 

      Edinburgh

    • B. 

      Birmingham

    • C. 

      Manchester

    • D. 

      Liverpool

  • 5. 
    Which nation began the first Trans Atlantic Trade?
    • A. 

      Britain

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Portugal

    • D. 

      Sweden

  • 6. 
    What does the principle of 'partus sequitur ventrem' mean?
    • A. 

      Children born into slavery would remain slaves from birth

    • B. 

      The sale of adult slaves

    • C. 

      The law that it was acceptable to beat slaves

    • D. 

      A guideline to treatment of runaway slaves

  • 7. 
    At first Europeans used European slaves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Racist Europeans believed Africans were __________________
    • A. 

      Fruitarians

    • B. 

      Vegans

    • C. 

      Cannibals

    • D. 

      Carnivores

  • 9. 
    Christopher Columbus made overt racist comments.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A family's status was not related to how many slaves they owned.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What percentage of all the sugar from American plantations ended up in London?
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      75%

    • D. 

      100%

  • 12. 
    Some Europeans believed Africans were stronger and more suited to working in hot weather in the Americas than Europeans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Which Former First Lady's grandmother was sold at the age of 8 for $475?
    • A. 

      Nancy Reagan

    • B. 

      Melania Trump

    • C. 

      Michelle Obama

    • D. 

      Eleanor Roosevelt

  • 14. 
    One slave who wrote his memoirs, Ignatius Sancho, wrote: "The grand object of English navigators - indeed of all Christian navigators is ____________"
    • A. 

      Expansion

    • B. 

      Money, money, money.

    • C. 

      Christianity

    • D. 

      Fair trade

  • 15. 
    What word is used to describe cages in which recently captured Africans would be kept until they could be boarded onto slave ships?
    • A. 

      Basquitches

    • B. 

      Blashingers

    • C. 

      Bluebores

    • D. 

      Barracoons

  • 16. 
    There already existed a well-developed system of trade in the West African economy because of the Saharan trade routes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    It was much easier to sail westwards after first going south of 30 N latitude and reaching the so-called "trade winds." Returning from North America it is easiest to follow the Gulf Stream in a north easterly direction using the westerlies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Along with guns, which form of currency did African leaders often want in return for slaves?  
    • A. 

      Aggry shoes

    • B. 

      Aggry headbands

    • C. 

      Aggry beads

    • D. 

      Aggry caps

  • 19. 
    Many slaverys thought that they were doing Africans a favour by bringing _______________ to them.
    • A. 

      Islam

    • B. 

      Christianity

    • C. 

      Scientology

    • D. 

      Atheism

  • 20. 
    There were some very rich and powerful people who had an interest in slavery. These included the Molineux family. Through which English football club are these slavetraders remembered?
    • A. 

      Birmingham City

    • B. 

      Aston Villa

    • C. 

      Wolverhampton Wanderers

    • D. 

      Norwich City

  • 21. 
    Where were many of the guns traded in slavery made?
    • A. 

      Birmingham

    • B. 

      Shanghai

    • C. 

      Cairo

    • D. 

      Singapore

  • 22. 
    What John Harrison invent which meant ship directions were much more accurate?
    • A. 

      Steel hull

    • B. 

      Compass

    • C. 

      Chronometer

    • D. 

      Poop deck

  • 23. 
    Who invented the cotton gin in 1793?
    • A. 

      Thomas Edison

    • B. 

      Eli Whitney

    • C. 

      Richard Branson

    • D. 

      Andreas Kaliwe

  • 24. 
    1,000 slaves are buried under Manhattan, New York.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    What is this an image of?
    • A. 

      Kanfosa

    • B. 

      Sankofa

    • C. 

      Fankosa

    • D. 

      Kansofa