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Trivia Quiz - Harriet Tubman: Abolitionist, Humanitarian and Union Spy


I could write much more on this famous lady. If you've never read about her, you should. What an amazing life! * danalee *

Quiz Number: 2148
Date Submitted: December 07, 2007
Quiz Categories: American History
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: dana
Average Score: 58.2 percent
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Quiz is about: Harriet Tubman

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1. Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in what state?
  A.   Maryland
  B.   Virginia
  C.   North Carolina
  D.   South Carolina

2. Which of the following punishments did Harriet Tubman endure as a child slave?
  A.   lashings
  B.   starvation
  C.   beatings
  D.   all of the above

3. Harriet Tubman's first husband's name was:
  A.   Sam Tubman
  B.   Ben Tubman
  C.   John Tubman
  D.   David Tubman

4. How did Harriet Tubman finally escape the bonds of slavery?
  A.   she escaped with her brothers
  B.   she escaped by herself
  C.   she was released
  D.   she was a slave her whole life

5. What was the informal network of secret routes and safe houses that helped Tubman and many other slaves to freedom?
  A.   The Yellow Brick Road
  B.   The Golden Valley
  C.   The Slave Escape Route
  D.   The Underground Railroad

6. What was the first free state that Tubman crossed into when she escaped?
  A.   New Jersey
  B.   New York
  C.   Pennsylvania
  D.   Ohio

7. After gaining her own freedom, Harriet helped other family members and friends escape to freedom. What nickname did Harriet receive for this kindly work?
  A.   Moses
  B.   Savior
  C.   Deliverance
  D.   Helper

8. What law forced law enforcement officials (even in states which had outlawed slavery) to aid in the capture of fugitive slaves, and imposed heavy punishments on those who assisted escape?
  A.   Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
  B.   Escapee Ruling of 1850
  C.   No Escape Clause of 1850
  D.   Slave Outlaw Act of 1850

9. In the late 1850s, Harriet worked with what famous abolitionist to fight slavery by planning a nationwide attack on slaveholders?
  A.   Reverend John Rankin
  B.   William Lloyd Garrison
  C.   Frederick Douglass
  D.   John Brown

10. In 1863, Tubman became the first woman in the Civil War to do what?
  A.   assist a doctor in surgery on a soldier
  B.   kill a Confederate soldier
  C.   become a scout for the Union Army
  D.   lead an armed assault


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