Up from Slavery Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Secret of Success in Public Speaking.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Booker notes that giving the students a building project teaches them all aspects of construction and gives them:
(a) Hands-on experience to keep them from getting bored.
(b) A sense of worth and accomplishment.
(c) A trade to fall back on when they leave school.
(d) A reason to better appreciate their studies.

2. When Booker is hired as a waiter at a classy restaurant, who chastises him, and why?
(a) The cook, for getting the order wrong.
(b) The men he's waiting on, for doing a poor job.
(c) The host, for getting in the way of other waiters.
(d) The proprietor, for dropping a tray.

3. What does Booker receive following his Atlanta Exposition speech?
(a) An outpouring of approval.
(b) A basket of flowers.
(c) A threatening letter.
(d) An invitation to dinner.

4. What does Booker comment about the schools in Tuskegee?
(a) Most are well equipped but their teachers need better training.
(b) Most are poorly equipped and their teachers are not properly prepared.
(c) Most are poorly equipped but boast top-notch teachers.
(d) Most are well equipped and have good teachers.

5. When Booker gets up one evening to check on a group of young men at Tuskegee, what does he find?
(a) The men sleeping soundly in their rooms.
(b) The young men making more bricks with the kiln to speed up construction.
(c) The men studying diligently for the next day's exams.
(d) The young men huddled around a fire, sharing the one blanket the school was able to provide them.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Booker T. Washington say that General Armstrong teaches him about racial prejudice?

2. In the chapter "Boyhood Days," what does Booker say he does in order to get to school on time?

3. After his first year at Hampton, where does Booker work during the summer?

4. Booker states that many former slaves wanted to:

5. How does Robert Bedford become involved with Tuskegee Institute?

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