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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Two Thousand Miles for a Five-Minute Speech.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Booker explains that some girls who had worked as laundresses went to school for six to eight years and came out not wanting to do laundry but wanting:
(a) Their own servants, cooks, and laundresses.
(b) Better clothes and other possessions.
(c) To marry educated men.
(d) To make a difference in the world.

2. The author states that those earning seventy-five or a hundred dollars a month were:
(a) Considered wealthy.
(b) Regularly asked for monetary help by those earning less.
(c) Often in debt by the end of the month.
(d) Expected to pay higher taxes.

3. What does Booker state about the attitude of his Tuskegee students against manual labor?
(a) It doesn't change at all.
(b) It is counterproductive.
(c) It begins to change.
(d) It is perfectly understandable.

4. How long does it take Booker's school to raise enough money to pay off debt?
(a) A few months.
(b) Two years.
(c) Fifteen months.
(d) Ten months.

5. When Booker speaks of the Christmas season, what is his complaint?
(a) Churches must shorten their Christmas services.
(b) People give each other useless trinkets.
(c) People have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas.
(d) Stores sell too many unnecessary items.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Porter Hall" at Tuskegee Institute is named after whom?

2. Who is Booker's second wife?

3. Booker notes that when it comes to giving money to his Tuskegee school, some people:

4. Because he's disappointed by how the people of Tuskegee regard Christmas, what does Booker introduce at his school?

5. What does General Armstrong loan to the Tuskegee Institute?

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