SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1020: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1020

3. The Middle Passage referred to the

A. crossing of the Atlantic by the Pilgrims.
B. conversion of people to the "elect" of the Puritan faith.
C. journey of African slaves from West Africa to the New World.
D. journey to heaven after death.
E. transporting of rum across the Atlantic Ocean to Africa as part of Triangular Trade.

Correct Answer: C


The Middle Passage was the harsh and difficult journey made by Africans who were being shipped to the New World as slaves. Choices (A), (B), and (D) are not related to this question at all. Triangular Trade included the Middle Passage as only part of the process.

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