Quiz: How well do you know the 1977 version of Roots?
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How well do you know the 1977 version of Roots?
By: Dyann Joyce
Image: ABC

About This Quiz

Based on the 1976 book, “Roots: The Saga of an American Family,” by Alex Haley, "Roots" the television series won 9 of the 37 Emmy awards it was nominated for, as well as a Golden Globe and a Peabody. How well do you know the story of "Roots"? Take our quiz and find out!

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What is the story of "Roots" about, in general?
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What is the name of the main slave character in the story?
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Where did Kunta Kinte originally come from?
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Kunta Kinte was brought to America on a ship captained by what actor, probably known better for his role as a newsman?
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When Kunta Kinte arrived in the United States, he was sold to a plantation owner in Virginia who assigned an older slave to show him how to speak English and perform his duties as a slave. What was this older slave’s name?
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Kunta Kinte refused his slave name at first. What was done to make him accept his new name?
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As the character of Kunta Kinte aged in the story, what actor portrayed him?
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In 1776, when Kunta was given to a new slave owner as payment for a debt, he promptly tried to escape. What was the result of this attempt?
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What was the name of the cook who Kunta later married?
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What did Kunta name his daughter?
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What was the name of the slave that Kizzy wanted to marry?
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Master Reynolds' niece was possibly the result of an adulterous affair. What was this child’s name?
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What was Missy Anne doing that could have gotten Kizzy in a lot of trouble?
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What did Kizzy do with her secret skill, reading and writing, that caused a big problem for all involved?
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What happened to Kizzy when she was sold to her new master, Tom Moore, played by Chuck Connors?
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What did Kizzy discover when she was taken back to her old master in hopes of seeing her parents?
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Kizzy’s son George learned a new skill under the tutelage of an older slave, at the orders of his master/father Tom Moore. What was this new skill?
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What happened to George through his cockfighting experiences?
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After being threatened by their owner, Tom Moore, Kizzy and her son George did what?
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When Kizzy and her son George started planning to buy their freedom, what secret did Kizzy reveal to her son?
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Due to his skills as a chicken trainer, what nickname did George “earn”?
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What happened that caused George to go to England to train fighting chickens?
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What happened when George returned home from working for Sir Eric Russell?
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Did Tom Moore keep his promise to George and set him free?
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What happened to George’s son, Tom, that jeopardized his and his family’s safety?
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What trick did Tom devise in order to identify hooded riders that were terrorizing his community?
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What happened when Tom reported to the sheriff the identities of the hooded riders that were terrorizing them?
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