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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was Thomas Jefferson born?
(a) January 5, 1732.
(b) March 28, 1760.
(c) April 13, 1743.
(d) September 19, 1749.

2. How old was Thomas Jefferson when he died?
(a) 83.
(b) 59.
(c) 64.
(d) 76.

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

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

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

6. What year was it that Harriet started wearing a bandana, according to the author in Chapter 6: “The Underground Road”?
(a) 1831.
(b) 1838.
(c) 1829.
(d) 1824.

7. Who told Harriet that Edward Brodas had died in Chapter 7: “Shuck this Corn”?
(a) Old Rit.
(b) Peter Pennington.
(c) Franklin B. Sanborn.
(d) William Craft.

8. How many rooms comprised the cabins in the slave quarters where Harriet Tubman was born?
(a) 5.
(b) 2.
(c) 3.
(d) 1.

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

10. What did the overseer throw at the runaway slave but instead hit Harriet with it in Chapter 7: “Shuck this Corn”?
(a) A hatchet.
(b) A two-pound weight.
(c) A log.
(d) A rock.

11. In describing Benjamin Ross, the narrator says in Chapter 3: “Six Years Old,” “All through the plantation, from the Big House to the stables, to the fields, he had a reputation for” what?
(a) “Womanizing.”
(b) “Absolute honesty.”
(c) “Stealing things.”
(d) “Telling stories.”

12. What is described in Chapter 3: “Six Years Old” as “the star that stayed constant, not rising in the east and setting in the west as other stars appeared to do”?
(a) The North Star.
(b) Betelgeuse.
(c) The Southern Cross.
(d) Rigel.

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

14. Tice Davids planned to cross what river in Ripley, according to the author in Chapter 6: “The Underground Road”?
(a) The Arkansas River.
(b) The Colorado River.
(c) The Mississippi River.
(d) The Ohio River.

15. How much money did Harriet pay to a lawyer to look up all of Old Rit’s masters, according to the author in Chapter 9: “The Patchwork Quilt”?
(a) $2.
(b) $5.
(c) $8.
(d) $10.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Mrs. Cook’s profession in Chapter 4: “Hired Out”?

2. How much did Dr. Thompson say cotton brought per pound in 1837?

3. The slave that ran away while the others were shucking corn in Chapter 7: “Shuck this Corn” belonged to whom?

4. When Harriet ran away from Miss Susan in Chapter 5: “Flight” she stayed in a pigpen from Friday until when?

5. On what date was Nat Turner executed?

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