Civil War Quiz: What Do You Know About the Underground Railroad?
Q#1 – What Federal law passed in the late 18th Century spurred the birth of the Underground Railroad?
Q#2 – What were the origins of the Underground Railroad?
Q#3 – What man is sometimes called “The Father of the Underground Railroad”?
Q#4 – The Underground Railroad was not a real railroad with locomotives and train cars. What did it consist of?
Q#5 – There were four main routes that the enslaved could follow: what were they?
Q#6 – The Underground Railroad operated mainly in the Free States. How did slaves get to the Underground Railroad?
Q#7 – What was the role of “Conductors” on The Underground Railroad?
Q#8 – What was the role of “Stockholders “on The Underground Railroad?”
Q#9 – Many biblical references were used as secret code terms for the Underground Railroad. What did the term “Promised Land” refer to? What did the term “River Jordan” refer to?
Q#10 – What facility was deemed the “Chief Place Of Entry” for slaves seeking to enter Canada?
Q#11 – Which Canadian province ended up with the largest group fugitives?
Q#12 – Upon arriving in Canada, what did most fugitive slaves encounter?
Q#13 – Operators of the Underground Railroad faced their own dangers – what were some of the major ones?
Q#14 – How many slaves actually escaped to a new life in the North, in Canada, Florida or Mexico?
Q#15 – Following the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution outlawing slavery, what happened to the Underground Railroad?