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


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

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1. Although Northup was raised in New York, in which state does he work as a slave for 12 years?

2. Of his multiple owners, which one does 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