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Underground Railroad (Grade 4)

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Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was an actual railroad.
  1. True
  2. False
The Underground Railroad was made up of secret paths and safe houses.
  1. True
  2. False
There was no single route north on the Underground Railroad.
  1. True
  2. False
The number of escaping slaves on the Underground Railroad increased after the passage of which law?
  1. Slave Trade Act
  2. Confiscation Act
  3. Fugitive Slave Act
  4. Northwest Ordinance
Before 1821, why did many slaves flee south to Florida?
  1. Florida was a free state.
  2. Florida ignored the Fugitive Slave laws.
  3. From Florida they could sail to South America.
  4. Florida belonged to Spain which already abolished slavery.
For most travelers on the Underground Railroad the end point was                   .
To reach Canada, the majority of the escaped slaves crossed Lake Erie or Lake Ontario.
  1. True
  2. False
What were stops along the Underground Railroad called?

People who led escaped slaves from station to station were called what?
  1. engineers
  2. passengers
  3. conductors
  4. stockholders
Travel along the Underground Railroad was often done during the day so that no station would be missed in the dark.
  1. True
  2. False
Conductors on the Underground Railroad included free blacks, abolitionists, and members of the clergy.
  1. True
  2. False
Slave catchers usually gave up when they reached a northern free state.
  1. True
  2. False

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