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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 make a difference in the world.
(d) To marry educated men.

3. Booker's night school at Hampton expands from twelve students to:
(a) Nineteen.
(b) Fifteen.
(c) More than twenty.
(d) Close to fifty.

4. On his way to Hampton, Booker stops at Richmond to earn money for the remainder of his journey. What work does he do in Richmond?
(a) Unloads a ship.
(b) Paints a building.
(c) Digs ditches.
(d) Delivers groceries.

5. In June of 1881, Booker is hired to oversee what kind of school in Tuskegee?
(a) A religious school for seminary students.
(b) A "normal school," which is a school that trains teachers.
(c) A "one-room school," where different grade levels are taught in one class.
(d) A boarding school for pre-med students.

6. Booker feels that some individuals were not served well enough by their education and that, in the end, their desires increased but:
(a) Their willingness to work for what they desired was lacking.
(b) Their ability to meet these desires did not increase.
(c) Their dreams were shattered.
(d) Their living conditions deteriorated.

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

8. Booker T. Washington spends his early years, from his birth until the end of the Civil War, as:
(a) A homeless child.
(b) A slave.
(c) An orphan.
(d) A refugee.

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

10. During a fight between blacks and whites, what happens to Mr. Ruffner, the white salt mines owner, when he stands up for the blacks?
(a) He is arrested.
(b) He is offered the job of mayor.
(c) He is cheered enthusiastically.
(d) He is severely injured.

11. After Booker and his family move into a small cabin with his stepfather in a salt-mining community, what do they discover about their new home?
(a) It's much nicer than what they left behind.
(b) The cabin sits alone in a secluded, wooded area.
(c) The roof has holes and there is no stove.
(d) It's as shabby as the one they lived in before.

12. How do the people of Tuskegee find Booker to oversee their school?
(a) They advertise in several newspapers in the region.
(b) They send a representative to contact him personally after hearing of his accomplishments.
(c) They ask Miss Mackie for a recommendation.
(d) They write to General Armstrong at Hampton.

13. How does Booker T. Washington get his last name?
(a) His father gives it to him.
(b) It belonged to his great-grandfather.
(c) The county clerk selects it and writes it on his birth certificate.
(d) He selects it when he starts school.

14. Shortly after acquiring their freedom, where does the author's family move to?
(a) Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
(b) Malden, West Virginia.
(c) Elkins, West Virginia.
(d) Mather, Pennsylvania.

15. In addition to teaching day and night classes and doing tutoring, Booker teaches:
(a) Athletics.
(b) Sunday school.
(c) Piano.
(d) Theater.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Booker quickly discover about the Indians at Hampton?

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

3. What is the first number that Booker says he learns?

4. When the Emancipation Proclamation is read to slaves, freeing them immediately, what does Booker say they consider after their initial celebration?

5. On his journey to Hampton, Booker runs out of money for public transportation. How does he continue his journey?

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