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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many slaves were hung along with Denmark Vesey for plotting the insurrection, according to the author in Chapter 2: “The First Years”?
(a) 34.
(b) 41.
(c) 15.
(d) 22.

2. In what county was Harriet Tubman born?
(a) Washington County.
(b) Dorchester County.
(c) Talbot County.
(d) Madison County.

3. How old was Harriet when her father told her “Hat, you walk like a Injun” in Chapter 8: “Minta Becomes Harriet”?
(a) 14.
(b) 19.
(c) 16.
(d) 10.

4. Harriet Greene was usually called what, according to the narrator inChapter 1: “The Quarter”?
(a) Old Rit.
(b) Old Doc.
(c) Old Bird.
(d) Old Cat.

5. On what date did Thomas Jefferson die, according to the author’s notes in Chapter 3: “Six Years Old”?
(a) December 25, 1836.
(b) July 4, 1826.
(c) October 31, 1833.
(d) April 1, 1819.

6. How much wood did Harriet usually cut per day as a part of her father’s team in Chapter 8: “Minta Becomes Harriet”?
(a) One cord.
(b) Half a cord.
(c) Four cords.
(d) Two cords.

7. What year was it when Harriet Ross began to make a patchwork quilt in Chapter 9: “The Patchwork Quilt”?
(a) 1848.
(b) 1832.
(c) 1835.
(d) 1843.

8. In what year was Harriet Ross married to John Tubman?
(a) 1850.
(b) 1855.
(c) 1844.
(d) 1833.

9. Who does Old Rit say is in Cambridge staying at the tavern in Chapter 5: “Flight”?
(a) The Sheriff.
(b) The trader.
(c) The preacher.
(d) The Governor.

10. One of Maryland’s boundaries is a river. What was this river called?
(a) The Potomac River.
(b) The Delaware River.
(c) Big Buckwater River.
(d) The Niagara River.

11. In what year did Henry Clay make a second plea to the government of Canada, according to the author in Chapter 5: “Flight”?
(a) 1812.
(b) 1844.
(c) 1853.
(d) 1827.

12. What were the names of the two men who helped Denmark Vesey in the resurrection by building homemade pikes?
(a) Charles Nalle and John A. Andrew.
(b) Henry K. Durrant and George Ticknor Curtis.
(c) Peter Poyas and Mingo Harth.
(d) John Chase and William Bailey.

13. How much did Dr. Thompson say cotton brought per pound in 1837?
(a) 28 cents.
(b) 6 cents.
(c) 13 cents.
(d) 22 cents.

14. How old was Harriet when “the whispering about freedom increased,” according to the narrator in Chapter 2: “The First Years”?
(a) 9 years old.
(b) 11 years old.
(c) 2 years old.
(d) 16 years old.

15. Who was the president of the Philadelphia Vigilance Committee when Harriet first visited it in Chapter 11: “Stranger in a Strange Land”?
(a) Jacob Jackson.
(b) Franklin B. Sanborn.
(c) J. Miller McKim.
(d) John A. Andrew.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year was Harriet Tubman born?

2. How many of her brothers did Harriet convince to flee with her in Chapter 10: “A Glory Over Everything”?

3. After Harriet and her brothers turn back from fleeing, she learns they’ve been sold to a slave trader from where in Chapter 10: “A Glory Over Everything”?

4. What was the name of the builder that Harriet and her father were hired out to in Chapter 8: “Minta Becomes Harriet”?

5. Harriet discovered that Old Rit had originally been willed to a young woman named what in Chapter 9: “The Patchwork Quilt”?

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