The Slave Trade 2
The Underground Railroad helped runaway slaves to escape. The photo shows 'A Ride for Liberty - The Fugitive Slaves' by Eastman Johnson.

The Slave Trade 2

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The majority of slaves were sent to work on plantations. Slavery is an interesting topic of History. In the Roman Empire, probably over 25% of the empire's population and 30-40% of the population of Italy was enslaved - imagine that!

Have a go at our second quiz regarding the Slave Trade.

1.
Slaves who came to Britain usually worked as what?
Coalminers
Factory hands
Gravediggers
Servants to rich people
2.
Runaway slaves in the West Indies had what name?
Cherries
Crimsons
Maroons
Scarlets
They formed their own communities
3.
In 1729 a slave was legally said to be .......
able to claim freedom through the courts
entitled to be paid a wage
his master's property
his own boss
4.
Which statement about slave ships is false?
Ships often carried more slaves than there was room for
Slaves had individual cabins
Slaves were chained below decks
Slaves were punished for disobedience
The slave ship owners made huge profits
5.
What type of songs were a response to the slave trade?
Lullabies
Nursery rhymes
Sea shanties
Spirituals
Sometimes called 'sorrow songs'
6.
What often happened to whole families sold as slaves?
All the family worked for the same owner
The children went to school while the parents worked
The children were sent back to Africa
They were split up at auction
7.
Which American organization helped runaway slaves to escape?
The Freedom Wagon
The Invisible Tramcar
The Secret Ferry
The Underground Railroad
It took them to the northern states or Canada where there was no slavery
8.
130 sick slaves were thrown overboard from which ship in 1782?
Cong
Fong
Tong
Zong
They were too ill to be sold - insurance money was claimed for 'lost cargo'
9.
Who was the captain of the Zong?
Catherwood
Collingwood
Sherwood
Westwood
They failed to prosecute him for murder
10.
Who was heavily involved in the Zong court case?
George Squire
Grant Stone
Granville Sharp
Greville Speke
Author:  Jan Crompton

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