The Slave Trade 1
Apples were least likely to be exchanged for slaves in America.

The Slave Trade 1

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The Slave Trade was about the buying and selling of humans. Slavery has existed throughout history - it was even known to occur in civilizations as old as Sumer - but by the 1700s a lot of people were getting very rich from the slave trade.

Try this quiz to see how much you know.

1.
Slave trade ships sailed what route?
The circle of trade
The rectangle of trade
The square of trade
The triangle of trade
2.
Which region was not part of the trade triangle?
Africa
America
Asia
Europe
'America' meant mainly south-east USA
3.
The second leg of the triangle was known as the what?
Central Path
Hypotenuse
Middle Passage
Storm Corridor
Where African slaves were taken to America
4.
Where were most slaves put to work?
Cattle ranches
Fast food joints
Goldfields
Plantations
Usually sold by auction to plantation owners
5.
What was least likely to be exchanged for slaves in America?
Apples
Cotton
Sugar
Tobacco
These plantation crops were then brought to Europe
6.
Which British colony in America was famous for tobacco growing?
Connecticut
Maryland
New Jersey
Virginia
7.
The slave ships operated across which ocean?
Arctic
Atlantic
Indian
Pacific
8.
Why were some slaves thrown overboard while still alive?
As punishment for misbehavior
The traders claimed insurance money for the loss
They were full of disease
To find out if they could swim
Many also died due to the filthy conditions on board
9.
Which port was NOT associated with the slave trade?
Aberdeen
Bristol
Liverpool
London
10.
Which islands were notorious for buying slaves?
Fiji
Hawaiian Islands
Seychelles
West Indies
Again because of the plantations
Author:  Jan Crompton

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