Underground Railroad Quiz (3rd Grade)

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6th grade US History Quiz on Underground Railroad Quiz (3rd Grade), created by William Sanger on 01/17/2018.

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Question 1

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What was the place that slaves were sold?
Answer
  • plantation
  • safe house
  • auction
  • shopping mall

Question 2

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Who was the person that directed the work of field slaves on a plantation?
Answer
  • conductor
  • auctioneer
  • head slave
  • overseer

Question 3

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What is the brightest star in the Northern Sky?
Answer
  • Big Dipper
  • North Star
  • Justin Beeber
  • Drinking Gourd

Question 4

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What was the secret network of people who helped runaway slaves escape to freedom?
Answer
  • Station Masters Society
  • Quakers
  • Conductors Club
  • Underground Railroad

Question 5

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What war was fought from 1861-1865 between the northern and southern states that brought about the abolition of slavery?
Answer
  • Civilian War
  • WW I
  • Anti-Slavery War
  • Civil War

Question 6

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What word means "to free from slavery?"
Answer
  • Auction
  • Emancipation
  • Abolition
  • Anti-Slavery

Question 7

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What was the title of a person who provided shelter for runaway slaves and directed them where to go next?
Answer
  • Patroller
  • Conductor
  • Station Master
  • Overseer

Question 8

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What/who were Quakers?
Answer
  • A religious group who owned slaves but treated them nicely.
  • A group of masters who auctioned slaves to other plantation owners.
  • A religious group, many of which felt it was their duty to help slaves escape to freedom.
  • A religious group, many of which helped to return slaves to plantations when they escaped.

Question 9

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Select all the terms below that can be used to describe a group of seven stars that appear to form a bowl/cup with a handle. This star formation was used by slaves navigating the Underground Railroad.
Answer
  • North Star
  • Big Dipper
  • Little Dipper
  • Drinking Gourd

Question 10

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What was the term for a place along the Underground Railroad where slaves were given food, rest, and a change of clothing?
Answer
  • Auction
  • Safe House
  • Plantation
  • Railroad Station

Question 11

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What was the owner of a plantation called by his slaves?
Answer
  • Overseer
  • Patroller
  • Slave Catcher
  • Master

Question 12

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Who were the men on horseback that guarded roads against escaping slaves?
Answer
  • Patrollers
  • Overseers
  • Masters
  • Slave Catchers

Question 13

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What was the term for a person who did not believe in slavery and who worked to free slaves?
Answer
  • Conductor
  • Quaker
  • Fugitive Slave
  • Abolitionist

Question 14

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What did a conductor (on the Underground Railroad) do?
Answer
  • Earned a living tracking escaped slaves, capturing them, and returning them to plantation owners for a reward.
  • Went south and led slaves back north to freedom.
  • Rode on horseback and guarded roads against escaping slaves.
  • Provided shelter for runaway slaves and directed them where to go next.

Question 15

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A runaway slave was called a "fugitive slave" by people who owned slaves.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 16

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"Anti-Slavery" means that a person believes in slavery.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 17

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A [blank_start]slave[blank_end] was a person who was [blank_start]owned[blank_end] as the [blank_start]property[blank_end] of another person.
Answer
  • owned
  • auctioned
  • sold
  • slave
  • Quaker
  • abolitionist
  • property
  • master
  • conductor

Question 18

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What was the title of a person who earned a living by tracking escaped slaves, capturing them, and returning them to their owners for a reward?
Answer
  • Slave Catcher
  • Auctioneer
  • Master
  • Slave Overseer
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