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  • 1. Oludah Equino – “The Slave Ship” Quiz (p. 60-62) After reading the word in context, write a synonym for the underlined word in the space provided: 1. “I was immediately handled and tossed up to see if I were sound by some of the crew, and I was now persuaded that I had gotten into a world of bad spirits…” ____________________ 2. “When I looked round the ship too and saw a large furnace or copper boiling and a multitude of black people of every description…” ___________________________ 3. …”and I took a little down my palate, which instead of reviving me, as they thought it would…” _________________________ 4. “I now saw myself deprived of all chance of returning to my native country…” 5. …the white people looked and acted, as I thought, in so savage a manner; for I had never seem among my people such instances of brutal cruelty…” _______________________ Multiple Choice – Please circle the best answer. 6. Upon boarding the slave ship, Equiano first a. passes out b. is sent to the lower deck c. takes a drink of liquor d. tries to escape 7. When Equino is put down under the decks, he a. loses his desire to eat b. is flogged c. both a and b d. eats what is offered him e. both b and d 8. The white men acted in so savage a manner that Equino thought a. they too were slaves b. he would be put to death c. others might overtake the ship d. he might find a chance to escape 9. Equiano does not know the others on the ship because a. they are not from Africa b. they are women c. they lived very far from him d. they are all old men 10. How do the other slaves explain to Equiano how the shipped is stopped? a. they explain how the anchor works b. they say it stops at each port c. they explain the masts on the ship d. they say the white men cast a spell on the water to make the ship stop