The Confessions of Nat Turner Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Introduction.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the Introduction, Gray hopes that the description of Nat's rebellion will demonstrate policy regarding what?
(a) The sale of slaves.
(b) Freeing slaves.
(c) The restraint of slaves.
(d) Educating slaves.

2. How many of the slaves escaped the insurrection without punishment?
(a) Two.
(b) Seven.
(c) None.
(d) Only one.

3. Turner says he submits Nat's "own account of the conspiracy" to the public ____________.
(a) "For posterity."
(b) "For you to judge."
(c) "Without comment."
(d) "As it was dictated to me."

4. What does Gray state that Nat's confessions demonstrate about the laws?
(a) How they help locate runaway slaves.
(b) How they protect the white slaveholders.
(c) How they restrain the slaves.
(d) How they are unfair to the slaves.

5. How does Gray refer to himself in the introduction?
(a) Your obedient servant.
(b) Your respectful author.
(c) Your dutiful recorder.
(d) Your impartial ear.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Nat found to be hiding?

2. Nat's mind "finally" became what, according to Gray?

3. Southampton is located in what state?

4. What does Gray say was the "only principle of restraint" for the band of slaves?

5. How does Gray say the "band" resisted when the white people finally caught up to them?

(see the answer key)

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