To Be a Slave Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which country introduced Africans to Europe in the early sixteenth century?
(a) Portugal.
(b) Netherlands.
(c) Spain.
(d) England.

2. What was the reason for the months that slave traders chose to have slave coffles?
(a) The weather made it easier to hold auctions.
(b) It was the time that slave owners preferred to work.
(c) It was the time plantation work was the heaviest so slave owners needed new hardworking slaves.
(d) It was the time that plantation work was the lightest and new slaves could adjust.

3. How many lashes would a slave receive for something like a broken branch in the field or a dry leaf in the cotton?
(a) 15.
(b) 25.
(c) 20.
(d) 30.

4. Mammy referred to her slave days as what?
(a) The "scornful days."
(b) The "weary days."
(c) The "misery days."
(d) The "hell days."

5. A buck position consisted of all of the following except....
(a) Face being stuck in the ground.
(b) A stick held between the arms and knees.
(c) Squatting naked on the ground.
(d) Hands being tied together at the shins.

6. What was the typical work hours for a slave who worked in the field?
(a) Sunrise to sunset.
(b) Mid-morning to midnight.
(c) Sunrise to midnight.
(d) Sunrise to nighttime.

7. Which person fits the author's description of the type of slave that was "so enslaved that once slavery had ended, they were sorry"?
(a) Byrl Anderson.
(b) Annonymous.
(c) Charley Williams.
(d) Alice Johnson.

8. What was the title for a poor white who was hired to watch over the slaves as they worked and ensure they weren't lazy or try to run away?
(a) The slave owner.
(b) The slave trader.
(c) The overseer.
(d) The driver.

9. Who describes being thrown in a buck and whipped?
(a) West Turner.
(b) Ida Hutchinson.
(c) Ella Wilson.
(d) Henry Johnson.

10. Once the slaves left the field, what did they do?
(a) Cook dinner for the master.
(b) Eat dinner.
(c) Attend to their individual chores.
(d) Get some rest.

11. What is true about slaves and their living on plantations?
(a) Most slaves lived one one plantation througout their life.
(b) Most slaves would live on at least two, and many times more, plantations throughout their life.
(c) Most slaves were exchanged between plantation owners of the same area so that they were somewhere different every few months.
(d) Most slaves were able to choose which plantations they wanted to live on for the remainder of their lives.

12. Who said the following: "They whipped my father 'cause he looked at a slave they killed and cried."
(a) Ella Wilson.
(b) Frank Cooper.
(c) Roberta Manson.
(d) Mingo White.

13. In 1860, less than ______ slave owners owned more than ______ slaves.
(a) 3000; 150.
(b) 4000; 150.
(c) 4000; 150.
(d) 3000; 100.

14. Which of the following were not one of the people who would administer a whipping to a slave?
(a) The overseer.
(b) The slave owner.
(c) The slave owner's wife.
(d) The slave owner's child.

15. What is a third way early slave trades were carried out?
(a) African chiefs were tricked into "loaning out" tribesmen as indentured servants.
(b) African chiefs made deals with one another to trade their own tribesmen and prisoners to the white traders for goods.
(c) Slave traders would drug Africans and steal them.
(d) Slave traders started fights with Africans, making bets that if the Africans lost, they would have to become slaves.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who said the following: "We never heard our names scarcely at all. First young man I went with wanted to know my initials! What did I know 'bout initials?"

2. What is the first group of people that the colonists tried out as slaves?

3. From where did the first American-built slave ship sail from?

4. Which of the following was most likely the outfit a slave wore to work out in the field?

5. With whom did slave owners sometimes try to be gentle with before they bought them?

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