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American Slave Narrative: Definition & Overview

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Slave Narratives entail mostly stories of African slaves who endured which of the following?

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1. These narratives are told by whom?

2. Abolitionists were people who wanted to do what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The printable worksheet will teach you more about the American Slave Narrative, which was the literature produced by slaves in the 1700's and 1800's. The interactive quiz will test you with questions about who the narrators were and what their stories were about.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The hardships that African slaves endured
  • Who the narrators were
  • What the goals of the Abolitionists were
  • What the Middle Passage was

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the American Slave Narrative
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the Middle Passage
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding specific narratives and their characteristics

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature produced by African slaves in America, review the corresponding lesson on the American Slave Narrative. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifies the hardships faced by African slaves
  • Studies specific authors, such as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs and Richard Wright
  • Examines the characteristics of the American slave narrative genre
  • Defines the abolitionists and the Middle Passage
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