Harriet Tubman

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Harriet Tubman.

1. Where was Harriet Tubman born?
a. Massachusetts
b. Alabama
c. New York
d. Maryland
e. Virginia

2. At what age was Harriet Tubman taken from her family and put to work as a slave?
a. Six
b. Ten
c. Twelve
d. Fifteen
e. Eighteen

3. What happened to Harriet when she was thirteen that gave her dizzy spells the rest of her life?
a. She fell down some stairs and hit her head
b. She was kicked in the head by a horse
c. A slave owner hit her in the head with an iron weight
d. She got the flu and nearly died
e. None of the above

4. What was the Underground Railroad?
a. A secret train used by slaves to go north
b. A series of safe homes that slaves used to travel north to freedom
c. A subway that traveled between Maryland and Pennsylvania
d. A secret trail known only to Abolitionists

5. What were people who helped slaves travel the Underground Railroad called?
a. Engineers
b. Managers
c. Trail guides
d. Sherpas
e. Conductors

6. Where did escaped slaves have to go to be safe after the Fugitive Slave Act was passed?
a. New York
b. Maine
c. Vermont
d. Canada
e. Michigan

7. True or False: Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery using the Underground Railroad and then led hundreds more to freedom.

8. What was Harriet Tubman's nickname on the Underground Railroad?
a. Caesar
b. Moses
c. Napoleon
d. Pharaoh
e. Joseph

9. During what major war did Harriet Tubman work as a spy?
a. World War I
b. Spanish-American War
c. American Civil War
d. Mexican-American War
e. War of 1812

10. How much of a reward did the slave owners of the South offer for Harriet's capture?
a. $500
b. $1,000
c. $3,000
d. $10,000
e. $40,000

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