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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What two African Americans began to publish Freedom’s Journal, according to the narrator in Chapter 5: “Flight”?
(a) Thomas Sims and John Bowley.
(b) Frederick Douglass and William Henry Ross.
(c) John Stewart and Nat Turner.
(d) John Russwurm and Reverend Samuel Cornish.

3. According to the narrator in Chapter 5: “Flight,” the chain gang walked down a “long, terrible road that ended” where?
(a) New Orleans or Natchez.
(b) Jackson or Atlanta.
(c) Dallas or Houston.
(d) Little Rock or Texarkana.

4. What year was it when Harriet Tubman visited the office of the Philadelphia Vigilance Committee in Chapter 11: “Stranger in a Strange Land”?
(a) 1842.
(b) 1835.
(c) 1850.
(d) 1854.

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

6. What was Mrs. Cook’s profession in Chapter 4: “Hired Out”?
(a) She was a teacher.
(b) She was a baker.
(c) She was a horse trainer.
(d) She was a weaver.

7. What Secretary of State was persuaded in 1826 to ask the Canadian government to work out a plan to return runaway slaves to their owners?
(a) Theodore Parker.
(b) Henry Clay.
(c) Frederick Douglass.
(d) Thomas Jefferson.

8. What was the name of Miss Susan’s visiting sister in Chapter 5: “Flight”?
(a) Miss Rebecca.
(b) Miss Emily.
(c) Miss Johanna.
(d) Miss Daisy.

9. 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) John Chase and William Bailey.
(c) Henry K. Durrant and George Ticknor Curtis.
(d) Peter Poyas and Mingo Harth.

10. How long did Harriet do housework in the home where she and her father were hired out before asking if she could work with the men in Chapter 8: “Minta Becomes Harriet”?
(a) 1 month.
(b) 3 months.
(c) 5 months.
(d) 10 months.

11. The narrator says in Chapter 2: “The First Years” that “Like all the other babies in the quarter, Harriet Ross cut her first teeth on” what?
(a) “A slice of apple.”
(b) “A piece of pork rind.”
(c) “Stale bread.”
(d) “Beef ribs.”

12. When Harriet ran away from Miss Susan in Chapter 5: “Flight” she stayed in a pigpen from Friday until when?
(a) Saturday.
(b) Thursday.
(c) Tuesday.
(d) Sunday.

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

14. What special day occurred at the end of the month, according to the narrator in Chapter 3: “Six Years Old”?
(a) Remission day.
(b) Issue day.
(c) Arbor day.
(d) Tax day.

15. The yellow of Harriet’s quilt is described as being like what flower in Chapter 9: “The Patchwork Quilt”?
(a) The Mecca flower.
(b) The Sunflower.
(c) The Babylon flower.
(d) The Jerusalem flower.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the slave trader that Harriet and her brothers were sold to in Chapter 7: “Shuck this Corn”?

2. Who does Old Rit say is in Cambridge staying at the tavern in Chapter 5: “Flight”?

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

4. Tice Davids planned to cross what river in Ripley, according to the author in Chapter 6: “The Underground Road”?

5. Who told Harriet that Edward Brodas had died in Chapter 7: “Shuck this Corn”?

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