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Multiple Choice 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?
(a) 10:00 PM.
(b) 8:00 PM.
(c) 6:00 PM.
(d) 7:00 PM.

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

3. By saving enough money, who does Booker help send to Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute?
(a) His adopted brother James and his cousin David.
(b) His sister Amanda and their cousin David.
(c) His brother John and their adopted brother James.
(d) His brother John and his sister Amanda.

4. 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 severely injured.
(b) He is offered the job of mayor.
(c) He is cheered enthusiastically.
(d) He is arrested.

5. Booker states that many former slaves wanted to:
(a) Become attorneys.
(b) Move to another country.
(c) Move to New York.
(d) Hold public office.

6. What job does Booker take to pay for his room and board at Hampton?
(a) Cook.
(b) Janitor.
(c) Tutor.
(d) Gardener.

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

8. In "The Reconstruction Period" chapter, what does the author conclude about many teachers and preachers, as well as some politicians?
(a) They are interested in bettering the lives of others.
(b) They are out of touch with reality.
(c) They draw too much attention to themselves.
(d) They are selfless, noble, and idealistic.

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

10. What agreement is made so that Booker can spend more time at school?
(a) His brother and sister will help tend to the sheep.
(b) His mother will hire a helper for the house.
(c) He will work odd jobs to earn money to pay for school.
(d) He will work mornings and afternoons, attending school in between work shifts.

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

12. To help Booker while he's studying at Hampton, who sends him small amounts of money whenever possible?
(a) His brother John.
(b) His previous employer, Mrs. Ruffner.
(c) His mother and stepfather.
(d) His previous teachers.

13. After his first year at Hampton, where does Booker work during the summer?
(a) Restaurant.
(b) Library.
(c) Circus.
(d) Farm.

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

15. Who joins Booker as co-teacher at his school in Tuskegee?
(a) Ruthie Smith.
(b) George W. Campbell.
(c) Lewis Adams.
(d) Olivia A. Davidson.

Short Answer Questions

1. When speaking about other students at Hampton, Booker notes that:

2. What does Booker note that the people of Tuskegee want from him?

3. What does the author say that all of the newly freed, former slaves want?

4. When the country families of Tuskegee go to town on Saturdays, what do they do there?

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

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