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. . . In a little time after, amongst the poor chained men, I found some of my own nation, which in a small degree gave ease to my mind. I inquired of them what was to be done with us? They gave me to understand we were to be carried to these white people’s country to work for them.”
—Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano; or, Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself, 1789
1. The conditions on the slave ship that Equiano described were most directly a result of which of the following developments?
(A) Planters in European colonies desired low-cost labor.
(B) PlantersinEuropeancolonieshadsuccessusingIndigenous American laborers.
(C) Europeans had a high demand for plantation products such as tobacco and sugar.
(D) Africans had overpopulated some regions so many were forced to leave.
2. In this passage, Equiano is most likely describing an example of which historical event?
(A) Ethical consumption (B) Demographics
(C) Planter society
(D) The Middle Passage
3. The significance of Equiano’s point of view is best stated by which of the following explanations?
(A) By providing basic factual information, he shows the role of the slave trade.
(B) Bydescribinghistoricaltrends,heprovidesthecontextfortheslave trade.
(C) By giving a first-person account, he expresses the human cost of the slave trade.
(D) By summarizing data, he analyzes the economic causes and effects of the slave trade.
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