Harriet Tubman was born a slave. In the 1800 slaves were African - American people who were forced to work. They were "owned" by their masters and they had no rights. They could be bought and sold and ripped away from their families forever. Harriet Tubman wanted a better life. She ran away from their "owners" on what came to be known as the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was not really underground and it was not a railroad. It was a series of long paths through the woods that led to the freedom for slaves in the Northern United States. It was very dangerous and very long, but Harriet Tubman made it to freedom!
After Harriet became free, she helped her family members and other slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad. Southern slave owners were very angry with Harriet, and offered large rewards for anyone who could captured her. Harriet, however, was not captured. In all, she helped over 300 slaves to freedom in the North. Former slaves called her "Moses". That is one reason why Harriet will be known forever as the Conductor of the Underground Railroad.
A. had a lot rights
B. had no rights
C. were never sold
D. were not forced to work
2.) The Underground Railroad was…
A. a train
C. in the woods
D. in the air
3.) What did Harriet Tubman do after she became free?
A. She got a job
B. She made people call her Moses.
C. She built the Underground Railroad
D. She started helping other slaves to freedom
4.) Which of the following is NOT true?
A. Harriet Tubman owned slaves
B. Southern slave owners were angry with Harriet
C. Harriet Tubman ran away to get a better life
D. Harriet Tubman would never be captured
5.) How did Southern slave owners feel about Harriet Tubman?
A. They liked her
B. They wanted her captured
C. They thought she should be free
D. They didn’t really care
6.) Which of the following best described Harriet Tubman?
A. A women who was captured trying to bring others to freedom
B. A women who was against slavery
C. A women who was scared of trying to become free
D. A women who helped as many as 300 slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.
7.) Which of the following would probably NOT be a title for this passage?
A. Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
B. The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman
C. Harriet Tubman: The Conductor
D. The Life of a Southern Slave Owner
8.) Which of the following questions is NOT answered in the passage?
A. Was Harriet Tubman a slave?
B. How old was Harriet Tubman when she ran away?
C. What was the Underground Railroad?
D. Did Harriet help other slaves to free