Olaudah Equiano Reading Questions 1. Characters: Who are the main characters? What distinguishes them from other characters? • Equiano, his sister, captors and slaves 2. Setting: When and where did the story take place? • Africa and on the slave ship 3. Initiating Event: What prompted the action in the story? • Equiano’s capture 5. Goal: What did the main Characters decide to do? Did they set a goal? What was it? • Cope with the conditions and survive 6. Consequence: How did the main characters try to accomplish their goals? • Ate, slept and tried to comfort themselves 7. Resolution: What were the consequences? • Equiano would become a slave 8. Words I did not recognize: Write down the words you did not understand • Unbound, allayed, victuals, countenances, salutation, flogged, pestilential, respiration Summary • Olaudah Equiano was captured from Africa at a very young age and was forced onto a ship where he would be sent to the Americas. He faced many difficult situations including chains, flogging and terrible smells.