Triangular Trade: Route, System & Role in Slavery


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Which of these regions was not part of the 16th century triangular trade?

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1. What products were taken along the first leg of the triangular trade route, from Europe to Africa?

2. Which was the most brutal leg of the triangular trade route, across which possibly millions of African slaves died?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Triangular Trade System moved goods between Africa, the Caribbean and the American colonies. This quiz will test your understanding of this trade system and the items that were involved in trading.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on

  • The route that moved slaves, crops and goods between Africa, the Caribbean and the colonies
  • Which stage of the system involved transporting slaves to the Americas
  • What event interrupted the slave trade in the colonies

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the place of slavery within the Triangular Trade System
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Triangular Trade and slavery and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson the different stages of the trade route

Additional Learning

To learn more about Triangular Trade, review the accompanying lesson called Triangular Trade: Route, System & Role in Slavery. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how the second stage in the system contributed to the deaths of an estimated 8 million slaves
  • Know the differences between the First and Second Atlantic Systems
  • Compare and contrast Native American slaves from African slaves
  • Recognize the hardships aboard the ships