The Fight to Abolish Slavery in the UK 1
Mary Prince, a former slave, was the first woman to present an anti-slavery petition to Parliament.

The Fight to Abolish Slavery in the UK 1

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Abolishing slavery was a slow and painful process. At first, Parliament would only abolish the trade in slaves but not give them their freedom.

Test your knowledge with this History quiz on the fight to abolish slavery.

1.
Many in the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade were .......
Buddhists
Catholics
Jehovah's Witnesses
Quakers
They believed slavery was against Christian teaching
2.
In 1787 who published his story of life as a slave?
Akinwe Yakoba
Olaudah Equiano
Samuel Sharpe
Sterling Fito
His shocking story helped the abolitionists
3.
Who wrote the 18th century pamphlet 'Thoughts Upon Slavery'?
Charles Greville
John Wesley
Thomas Buxton
William Wilberforce
He founded the Methodist religion
4.
William Dolben tried to put a legal limit on what?
The daily hours a slave worked
The number of children who became slaves
The number of slaves carried on ships
The number of years a person spent in slavery
5.
In 1792 who made a powerful speech against slavery?
Lord North
Spencer Perceval
William Grenville
William Pitt
He was British Prime Minister at the time
6.
Who was NOT a founder member of the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade?
Granville Sharp
Josiah Wedgwood
Thomas Clarkson
William Stopforth
7.
A former slave who campaigned against slavery in the USA was called .......
Honesty Spender
Meredith Faith
Sojourner Truth
Taverner Haste
8.
What was the name of the M.P. who lead the campaign to end slavery?
Edward Colston
Henry Marshall
Walter Williamson
William Wilberforce
He brought many abolition bills before Parliament
9.
Those who fought to end slavery were called what?
Ablationists
Abolitionists
Abominationists
Apportionists
10.
Who was the first woman to present an anti-slavery petition to Parliament?
Dora Earl
Lucy King
Mary Prince
Sarah Lord
She was a former slave
Author:  Jan Crompton

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