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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Thomas Jefferson was President of the United States during what years?
(a) 1793-1801.
(b) 1809-1817.
(c) 1801-1809.
(d) 1817-1825.

2. Where was The Liberator published?
(a) New York, New York.
(b) Boston, Massachusetts.
(c) Southampton, Virginia.
(d) Cleveland, Ohio.

3. According to the narrator in Chapter 1: “The Quarter,” Chesapeake Bay forms the western boundary of the section of Maryland that is sometimes called what?
(a) The Northern Shore.
(b) The Eastern Shore.
(c) The Western Shore.
(d) The Southern Shore.

4. What was the name of Harriet’s sister Mary’s husband?
(a) John Bowley.
(b) Joe Bailey.
(c) Charles Nalle.
(d) William Still.

5. What was the chief crop on the Eastern shore at the time when Harriet was hired out in Chapter 4: “Hired Out”?
(a) Potatoes.
(b) Spinach.
(c) Tobacco.
(d) Apples.

6. Where did Harriet Tubman find work as a cook in Philadelphia in Chapter 11: “Stranger in a Strange Land”?
(a) An army base.
(b) A church.
(c) A mansion.
(d) A hotel.

7. Who published the first issue of The Liberator?
(a) George Ticknor Curtis.
(b) Thomas Wentworth Higginson.
(c) William Lloyd Garrison.
(d) William Henry Ross.

8. What was the nearest village to the plantation where Harriet Tubman was born?
(a) Bucktown.
(b) Fawntown.
(c) Capetown.
(d) Hawktown.

9. Harriet Tubman was approximately how tall?
(a) 5 feet.
(b) 6 feet 1 inch.
(c) 5 feet 3 inches.
(d) 5 feet 8 inches.

10. In what county does the author describe parties at the big plantations during harvest time in Chapter 7: “Shuck this Corn”?
(a) Trinity County.
(b) Jefferson County.
(c) Talbot County.
(d) Dorchester County.

11. Harriet discovered that Old Rit had originally been willed to a young woman on the condition that she be freed at what age in Chapter 9: “The Patchwork Quilt”?
(a) 30.
(b) 35.
(c) 50.
(d) 45.

12. The woman who came looking for a young female slave to hire out in Chapter 4: “Hired Out” was married to whom?
(a) James Cook.
(b) Matthew Cook.
(c) Andrew Cook.
(d) Peter Cook.

13. Who served as a watchdog and guardian of runaway slaves in Ripley, according to the author in Chapter 6: “The Underground Road”?
(a) Reverend John Rankin.
(b) Reverend Theodore Parker.
(c) Reverend Samuel Cornish.
(d) Reverend J.W. Loguen.

14. According to the author in Chapter 8: “Minta Becomes Harriet,” when Harriet would think of running away, what would stop her?
(a) Her feelings of insecurity.
(b) Her head injury.
(c) Her dignity.
(d) Her love for the Master.

15. On what date was Nat Turner executed?
(a) September 27, 1827.
(b) February 4, 1824.
(c) November 11, 1831.
(d) May 19, 1828.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Harriet sleep in the Cooks’ house in Chapter 4: “Hired Out”?

2. In what county was Harriet Tubman born?

3. Nat Turner was a slave where, according to the author in Chapter 6: “The Underground Road”?

4. When did the American Revolutionary War take place?

5. What food did Harriet take with her when she fled North alone in Chapter 10: “A Glory Over Everything”?

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