Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave: Summary & Analysis - Quiz & Worksheet


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How was Solomon Northup tricked into traveling to Washington, D.C. with a couple of strangers?

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1. Although Solomon Northup was raised in New York, in which state did he work as an enslaved person for 12 years?

2. Of his multiple owners, which one did Solomon Northup work under for ten years before his eventual release?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Twelve Years a Slave is an influential memoir about American slavery. This quiz will ask you several questions about the book's events and the life of the author, Solomon Northup.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you to:

  • Understand how Northup is tricked into slavery
  • Recall where Northup works as a slave
  • Identify who Northup works under for ten years
  • Determine how Northup is able to let his family know about his situation
  • Know who Northup dedicated Twelve Years a Slave to

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you take away the most important information from the related lesson on Twelve Years a Slave
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Twelve Years a Slave to answer how Northup is tricked into traveling to Washington D.C.
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the state that Northup works in as a slave

Additional Learning

To get more information on this book, read the related lesson, Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave: Summary & Analysis. The lesson will help you:

  • Know when Twelve Years a Slave takes place
  • Assess the book's impact
  • Understand what antebellum slavery is