To Be a Slave Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When slaves became freed, what was one constitutional power they were given?
(a) Voting.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Education.
(d) Keeping a family together.

2. Who was the general of the Union Army?
(a) Robert E. Lee.
(b) Ulysses S. Grant.
(c) Abraham Lincoln.
(d) Samuel Cooper.

3. Who said, "I wanted to go back but I had no way."
(a) Jake Goodridge.
(b) Mittie Freeman.
(c) Alice Wilkins.
(d) Frank Fikes.

4. Who attempted to gain favor of his master by accomplishing satisfactory deeds in hopes of becoming a house servant?
(a) William Hayden.
(b) West Turner.
(c) Josiah Henson.
(d) Charles Ball.

5. What turned into another kind of slavery?
(a) Insurrection.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Indentured servitude.
(d) Abolition.

6. Why were Native African slaves more fortunate than slaves born into slavery?
(a) They could speak a different language.
(b) They had a former life and knew something other than slavery.
(c) They could tell stories to entertain their masters.
(d) They had somewhere to go if they managed to escape.

7. What did Solomon Northup almost do?
(a) He led an insurrection.
(b) He almost killed his owner.
(c) He killed his owner.
(d) He pretended to be dead, then ran away.

8. When did slaves begin freeing themselves?
(a) After all the southern states were under Union control.
(b) After the Emancipation Proclamation was declared.
(c) Right when the Civil War ended.
(d) When they heard a rumor that they were declared free.

9. How long did Armacie Adams continue working as a slave before finding out he was free?
(a) Three months.
(b) Two years.
(c) More than a year.
(d) Six months.

10. Who was the slave who did not agree with slavery but felt that doing the job right was the proper way of doing things?
(a) William Hayden.
(b) West Turner.
(c) Josiah Henson.
(d) Charles Ball.

11. What was one thing a "share" consisted of?
(a) A slave.
(b) A personal servant.
(c) A house.
(d) A family.

12. What was the main purpose of the white terrorist group that had formed at the end of the Civil War?
(a) To kill as many freed slaves as possible.
(b) To capture and re-enslave as many blacks as possible.
(c) To help blacks possess their freedom.
(d) To keep blacks from possessing their freedom.

13. In which figure did slaves find a form of camaraderie?
(a) Abraham
(b) Abraham Lincoln
(c) Thomas Jefferson
(d) Jesus Christ

14. How many years did the Civil War last?
(a) 5.
(b) 7.
(c) 3.
(d) 4.

15. What was another problem slaves faced after they were freed?
(a) They contracted diseases from the North.
(b) They were not welcome in the North.
(c) They did not know how to live on their own.
(d) They had no land by which to supply their own needs.

Short Answer Questions

1. During the late 18th and 19th centuries, what was a second way slaves escaped from slavery?

2. After working for a "share" for a while, what ended up happening to many of the ex-slaves?

3. Cornelia Carny told the story of whom?

4. Where did the South surrender to the North?

5. What was Lew Cheney known for?

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