The Confessions of Nat Turner Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Part One, Nat tells Gray that the Lord told him to confess so that "all nations will know." What was the other reason the Lord gave Nat for confessing?
(a) That the pure shall know repentance.
(b) That thy acts will be known to all men.
(c) That thy life shall be spared.
(d) That thy truth shall be known.

2. According to Nat's confession, he had originally intended the rebellion to begin on what day?
(a) His master's birthday.
(b) July 4th.
(c) July 1st.
(d) His birthday.

3. Who does Trezevant compare Nat to?
(a) The Pope.
(b) Attila the Hun.
(c) Ivan the Terrible.
(d) President Andrew Jackson.

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

5. In the Introduction, what two methods did Gray say were used by the slaves to attempt to find safety?
(a) Begging for mercy or hiding on another plantation.
(b) Concealment or returning home.
(c) Poling down the river or hiding on a boat.
(d) Running away or swimming.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who gives T. R. Gray permission to talk to Nat in jail?

2. What does Gray state that Nat's confessions demonstrate about the laws?

3. Nat tells Gray of an event that "laid the groundwork" for his later actions, including the insurrection. What was that event?

4. In the introduction, what does Gray state Nat's mind "first became"?

5. What does Gray feel that Nat's rebellion will further the cause of?

(see the answer key)

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