What Was the Underground Railroad? - History, Facts & Route


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What was NOT a common way for slaves to travel on the Underground Railroad?

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1. What best describes why codes and symbols in quilts were used to communicate along the Underground Railroad?

2. What was a conductor on the Underground Railroad?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz, you'll need to know about the history of the Underground Railroad, including its locations and the people who played a role in operating it. As soon as you finish answering the questions, you'll receive your score.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The multiple-choice quiz will test you on the following:

  • Common means of travel for slaves on the Underground Railroad
  • The reason behind the quilted symbols and codes in the Underground Railroad
  • Common destinations on the Underground Railroad
  • The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Underground Railroad
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding communication strategies on the Underground Railroad and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 in a different light

Additional Learning

Get more information about this part of this history via the corresponding lesson, What Was the Underground Railroad? - History, Facts & Route. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Trace the steps slaves took to freedom using the Underground Railroad
  • Identify some of the dangers faced along the Underground Railroad
  • Understand the code used to transport slaves on the Underground Railroad