Quiz: Can You Pass This Historical Quiz About The Underground Railroad?

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Do you know about the Underground Railroad?

The Underground Railroad saved so many lives of African-American people back in the day! Do you know all about it?

 Dec 06, 2018

1 of 18Pick One:

Who was the most famous escaped female slave who built the Underground Railroad?
Harriet Tubman
Rosa Parks
Betsy Ross

2 of 18Pick One:

How many slaves did Harriet Tubman help free?
Over 300
Over 200
Over 100

3 of 18Pick One:

How many trips to Harriet Tubman make to the south?
19
10
12

4 of 18Pick One:

True or false: John Fairfield made daring save rescues.
True
False

5 of 18Pick One:

True or false: Levi Coffin assisted slaves because he was not a Quaker.
True
False

6 of 18Pick One:

Was the Underground Railroad really a railroad?
Yes it was!
No it was not!

7 of 18Pick One:

People who led the slaves along the route were called what?
Conductors
Armeries
Callifords

8 of 18Pick One:

How far apart were the stations of the Underground Railroad?
5 to 10 miles
10 to 20 miles
20 to 25 miles

9 of 18Pick One:

True or false: The Underground Railroad ran from around 1810 to the 1860s.
False
True

10 of 18Pick One:

True or false: The Underground Railroad was at its peak right after the Civil War ended.
True
False

11 of 18Pick One:

When was the Fugitive Slave Act was passed in the United States?
1853
1850
1855

12 of 18Pick One:

When did the abolitionist movement started with the Quakers?
17th Century
18th Century
16th Century

13 of 18Pick One:

How much money was offered for Harriet Tubman's capture?
$25,000
$10,000
$40,000

14 of 18Pick One:

The most common route for people to escape was which direction?
West
North
East

15 of 18Pick One:

True or false: Slaves avoided escaping to to Mexico or Florida.
False
True

16 of 18Pick One:

Which law made is so that runaway slaves found in free states had to be returned to their owners in the south?
Fugitive Slave Act
Fur-low Trade Act
Fontane Slavery Act

17 of 18Pick One:

Where was the top spot for slaves to travel in order to be safe from being captured again?
Canada
Japan
Russia

18 of 18Pick One:

Who were Abolitionists?
People who thought slavery should continue permanently
People who were neutral with the subject of slavery
People who thought all current slaves should be set free
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Historically, the Underground Railroad is such an important thing to know about. It seriously changed the lives of so many people and it benefited them in an amazing way. The woman who led the way on this entire expedition and journey described her life as a slave by saying, "I never had anything good, no sweet, no sugar; and that sugar, right by me, did look so nice, and my mistress's back was turned to me while she was fighting with her husband, so I just put my fingers in the sugar bowl to take one lump, and maybe she heard me, for she turned and saw me. The next minute, she had the rawhide down." Imagine a life where even tasting sugar was unacceptable? For slaves, nothing in life was a personal choice. They lived in bondage. She described her life after freedom by saying, "I had crossed the line. I was free, but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land." Even being free was frightening… when you have spent an entire life in bondage, it is difficult to figure out how to live a life completely free! She also said at one point, "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." She was obviously a very strong woman with a very strong will to live free!