Olaudah Equiano and Phillis Wheatley 8:15am


Today, you will be answering questions made both by you (possibly) and your fellow classmates. These questions will revolve around the lives and writings of Olaudah Equiano and Phillis Wheatley. Please read each question carefully and answer it to the best of your ability. If the question asks you to go to a specific link (and the link does not work) attempt to find the answer via google search.

You will not be able to type within the web quest, so please save your answers to a word or google doc and email your answers to me. This assignment is due by 11:59p, Monday 9.19.22 via email.


1. Was Equiano able to find freedom?



2. How much money did the King promise Equiano for his freedom?



3. Fill in the blank. Olaudah Equiano was a ______________ .

a. Doctor           b. Merchant Explorer            c. African King



4. Who was the first African American to publish a book?



5. Who was the oldest person to be enslaved?






1. What writing was Equiano famous for?


2. Did Phillis Wheatley ever tell people about her experiences being enslaved?


3. What was the purpose of Equiano's writing?


4. Why did Wheatley feel slavery brought her to Christianity?




1. How did both Wheatley and Equiano start their writing careers?


2. How did they obtain their freedom?


3. What influenced both Wheatley and Equiano in their early writing?


4. What similar ideas does Wheatley and Equiano have in common?



5. What subtle ideas or writing that stand out that makes Wheatley and Equiano different from one and another?




1. What is Olaudah Equiano known for?



2. What roll was Olaudah Equiano assigned to?



3. Why did Olaudah Equiano write his autobiography?



4. When and where was Phillis Wheatley born?



5. Why did Phillis Wheatley write poems?





Thank you for helping to create this web quest! Question: Could you identify the questions that you and/or your group created? If so, which section belongs to you?