Up from Slavery Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through A Harder Task Than Making Bricks Without Straw.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Booker say about his job working in coalmines?
(a) It pays very well.
(b) It teaches him discipline.
(c) Everyone there is highly motivated.
(d) It's dirty and dangerous.

2. What does Booker nickname the night school he teaches at Hampton?
(a) The Brave Scholars.
(b) The Midnight Crowd.
(c) The Night Owls.
(d) The Plucky Class.

3. Why does Booker have his students build the Tuskegee Institute's buildings?
(a) To show them that work is not drudgery when innovative methods are used.
(b) To show the surrounding community that he is committed to making a difference.
(c) To save money and teach his students practical skills.
(d) The people he initially hired to construct the buildings took the money and left town.

4. Why does Booker sell his own watch to raise fifteen dollars?
(a) To treat his students to lunch.
(b) To help fund his students' brick-building efforts.
(c) To cover a portion of a student's tuition.
(d) To pay for patching up the school roof.

5. Where does Booker go at the end of his second year at Hampton?
(a) Home to see his family.
(b) To work for the railroads in Norfolk.
(c) Virginia Beach for fun and relaxation.
(d) Back to the job he had the previous summer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Booker and his students discover when they first try to make bricks?

2. While Booker T. Washington is still teaching at Malden, who contacts him regarding a position at Hampton?

3. During a fight between blacks and whites, what happens to Mr. Ruffner, the white salt mines owner, when he stands up for the blacks?

4. Booker comments that his students at Tuskegee are anxious to learn:

5. Booker explains that many Tuskegee families offered gifts to help out his school. Which gift touched him the most?

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