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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is the plantation kitchen usually removed from the rest of the house?
(a) To keep kitchen smells out of the house.
(b) Because of the danger of fire.
(c) Because it generates too much smoke.
(d) To keep kitchen servants and slaves out of the house.

2. What is Booker's brother's name?
(a) Bill.
(b) Jeremiah.
(c) Benton.
(d) John.

3. What did Lewis Adams learn while still in slavery?
(a) Working with leather and metals.
(b) Reading, writing, dairy farming, cooking, and blacksmithing.
(c) Working with precious metals and semi-precious stones.
(d) Reading, writing, shoemaking, harness making, and tinsmithing.

4. What does the author say he learns about manual labor from Miss Mackie?
(a) It should be done quietly and discreetly.
(b) Shortcuts for doing the job faster.
(c) It's better to pay someone else to do it.
(d) It has its rewards and is nothing to be ashamed of.

5. To start with, how many students does Booker have at his school in Tuskegee?
(a) Sixteen.
(b) Thirty.
(c) Seven.
(d) Twenty.

6. When the Emancipation Proclamation is read to slaves, freeing them immediately, what does Booker say they consider after their initial celebration?
(a) They don't trust the masters to abide by the new law.
(b) They wonder where they will live and what work they'll do.
(c) They ask themselves what state they should move to.
(d) They wonder if they're being told the truth.

7. What does Booker quickly discover about the Indians at Hampton?
(a) They are eager to learn and seek ways to make his life more comfortable.
(b) They choose to speak only their tribal languages.
(c) They feel more comfortable in outdoor settings.
(d) They are eager to share their traditions, stories, and languages with others.

8. When Booker works for Mrs. Ruffner, how much is he paid?
(a) Five dollars a week.
(b) Ten dollars a week.
(c) Five dollars a month.
(d) Ten dollars a month.

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

10. Once freed, how do Booker and his family reach their new home to live with his stepfather?
(a) Ride mules several hundred miles.
(b) Walk several hundred miles.
(c) Hitching rides in wagons.
(d) Catch a train.

11. As he travels to Hampton, the author arrives in Richmond, Virginia, flat broke and spends the night where?
(a) In a barn.
(b) In a church.
(c) Under a drawbridge.
(d) Under a boardwalk.

12. When Booker finally arrives at Hampton and meets the head teacher, what does he tell her?
(a) He hasn't had a drink of water or any food for a day and a half.
(b) He promises to be her best student ever.
(c) He's tired, dirty, and ragged from his long journey.
(d) He's thrilled to be there and ready to learn.

13. At Hampton, the blacks and the Indians:
(a) Rarely interact with each other.
(b) Get along well.
(c) Do not understand one another.
(d) Form a "cultural awareness" club.

14. When the author writes about the condition of the school he oversees in Tuskegee, what does he say about an umbrella?
(a) There is only one umbrella available to the class, and students take turns using it.
(b) On rainy days, a student holds an umbrella over Booker's head because the classroom leaks.
(c) When Booker's umbrella tears in a violent storm, there are no funds available for a replacement, so he patches it up.
(d) On "Teacher Appreciation Day," the students collect just enough money to buy Booker a gift of an umbrella.

15. Although he is uncertain of the exact location of his birth, Booker T. Washington believes he was born near a:
(a) Restaurant.
(b) Post office.
(c) Train station.
(d) Farm.

Short Answer Questions

1. After completing his studies and returning to Malden, Booker is hired to work as a teacher. His workdays start at 8:00 AM and don't end until what time?

2. Due to overcrowding at Hampton, there isn't enough room in the dormitories and some students have to spend the winter in:

3. During the winter months, Mrs. Ruffner allows Booker to spend an hour a day doing what?

4. When Booker wants a cap in order to fit in at his school, what does his mother do?

5. In addition to teaching day and night classes and doing tutoring, Booker teaches:

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