Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who had the highest status at the time?
(a) Landlords.
(b) Large farmers.
(c) Laborers.
(d) Merchants.

2. What was the young man's offense?
(a) Lying.
(b) Stealing potatoes.
(c) Poaching.
(d) Fishing.

3. What would people use to steal from farms?
(a) Trained dogs.
(b) Long sticks.
(c) Guns.
(d) Small children.

4. Who was hit the hardest by the famine?
(a) Laborers.
(b) Landlords.
(c) Children.
(d) Tenants.

5. About one-third of the Irish held what occupation?
(a) Farmer.
(b) Transportation worker.
(c) Sheep herder.
(d) Fisherman.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following was not listed as an occasion for farmers to travel away from the farm?

2. What was often cooked with cabbage leaves?

3. According to some farmers, tribes of ___ must have been warring over the potatoes?

4. Which of the following is not listed as a cause of death?

5. How much did moneylenders charge in interest?

(see the answer key)

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