Henry Box Brown: Biography, Quotes & Facts


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Why did Henry ''Box'' Brown go to England in 1850?

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1. What was the turning point for Brown; the moment he decided he needed to escape from slavery?

2. Which is NOT true of the box Henry ''Box'' Brown shipped himself in?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

At what moment did Henry 'Box' Brown decide to escape from slavery? This quiz and worksheet is a good way to test your ability to answer this question and others about Brown's life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will confirm your knowledge of the following:

  • Why Henry 'Box' Brown went to England in 1850
  • His decision to escape from slavery
  • The box he shipped himself in
  • What Frederick Douglass and Henry 'Box' Brown disagreed about
  • Different jobs Brown held after obtaining his freedom

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Henry 'Box' Brown, like what he did after he was free
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the varying opinions of Frederick Douglass and Henry 'Box' Brown
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the box Henry 'Box' Brown shipped himself in

Additional Learning

To learn even more about Brown, check out the related lesson titled Henry 'Box' Brown: Biography, Quotes & Facts. Here are some of the topics you'll find in this lesson:

  • Henry 'Box' Brown's early life
  • How he got the idea to use a box
  • The cost to ship the box and where it was sent
  • How long the journey took
  • What Brown said once the box was opened
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