• 1. 
    Where was Benjamin Banneker born?

  • Georgia
  • England
  • North Carolina
  • Maryland
  • 2. 
    Which of the following best describes Benjamin Banneker's childhood?

  • He was a runaway slave who worked his way north to freedom
  • He worked on his parents' farm doing chores
  • He served as a slave on a southern cotton plantation
  • He was a servant at a large house in Atlanta, GA
  • 3. 
    How was Benjamin Banneker educated?

  • He learned by building things on his own such as a clock
  • He borrowed books and studied them on his own
  • He attended a small Quaker school
  • All of the above
  • 4. 
    What astronomical event did Benjamin Banneker accurately predict?

  • An eclipse of the Sun
  • Sun spot activity
  • A meteor shower
  • Full lunar eclipse
  • 5. 
    Benjamin Banneker worked as a surveyor on what major city?

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Boston, Mass.
  • New York City, New York
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • 6. 
    What sort of information did Benjamin Banneker publish in his almanac?

  • Weather predictions
  • All of the above
  • Essays
  • Tide Tables
  • 7. 
    What president did Benjamin Banneker write to requesting that he put an end to slavery?

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • George Washington
  • James Madison
  • 8. 
    Where did Benjamin Banneker's grandmother, Molly Welsh, come from?

  • England
  • Italy
  • Africa
  • France
  • 9. 
    True or False: Benjamin Banneker was a slave until he was freed by escaping to Canada.

  • TRUE
  • 10. 
    What was Benjamin Banneker most known for?

  • Fighting the South during the Civil War
  • Writing an annual almanac full of useful information
  • Establishing a college for African-Americans
  • Helping slaves to escape north through the Underground Railroad
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