History of the African Diaspora in the New World


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Which of these introduced Africans as slaves first?

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1. What does chattel slavery mean?

2. Which of the following was most likely to host a maroon community?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

African diaspora in the New World refers to the movement of African peoples throughout the New World. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the origins, complexities and impact of this diaspora.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be tested on:

  • The history of slavery in the New World
  • Chattel slavery
  • Maroon communities
  • The concept of 'passing'

Skills Practiced

This combination of quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the African diaspora in the new world
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the African diaspora and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as chattel slavery and maroon communities
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the African diaspora in the New World

Additional Learning

To learn more about Africans in the early Americas, review the accompanying lesson on the History of the African Diaspora in the New World. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between slavery in North and South America
  • Understand the development of the African diaspora
  • Understand the castas system and social mobility
  • Know how Africans were viewed in the New World