SAT Subject US History Practice Question 12: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 12

4. Which of the following people probably had the hardest and most thankless life in the colonies?

A. A farmer's wife
B. A female slave
C. A male slave
D. A cobbler
E. A blacksmith's apprentice

Correct Answer: B


Everyone in the colonies worked hard in one way or another. However, a slave had a much harder life than did any free person, and a female slave had the hardest time of all because she was subject to sexual abuse.

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