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The Book of Negroes Quiz

Lawrence Hill
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Questions 1-5 of 32:

1.

What is Aminata's son's name? (from Book Two: And my story waits like a restful beast {London, 1803}; They call me an 'African' {Sullivan's Island, 1757}; Words can swim farther than a man can walk {St. Helena's Island, 1757}; Milk for the longest nursing; The shape of Africa {Charles Town, 1762}; Words come late from a wet-nurse)

2.

In America in the 1770s, a conflict builds between the British Loyalists and the rebels who want the British to leave. The conflict escalates into what American historical event that takes place behind the scenes in the novel? (from Book Three: Nations not so blest as thee {London, 1804}; They come and go from holy ground {Manhattan, 1775}; Negroes and other property; Gone missing with my most recent exhalation {Birchtown, 1783}; My children were like phantom limbs; Elephants for want of towns)

3.

What is a firestick? (from Book Two: And my story waits like a restful beast {London, 1803}; They call me an 'African' {Sullivan's Island, 1757}; Words can swim farther than a man can walk {St. Helena's Island, 1757}; Milk for the longest nursing; The shape of Africa {Charles Town, 1762}; Words come late from a wet-nurse)

4.

Which African group of people live around the Freetown colony? (from Book Four: Toubab with black face {Freetown, 1792}; Help from the saints; G is for Grant, and O for Oswald; God willing)

5.

What happens to Aminata's son? (from Book Two: And my story waits like a restful beast {London, 1803}; They call me an 'African' {Sullivan's Island, 1757}; Words can swim farther than a man can walk {St. Helena's Island, 1757}; Milk for the longest nursing; The shape of Africa {Charles Town, 1762}; Words come late from a wet-nurse)

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