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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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) To marry educated men.
(b) Their own servants, cooks, and laundresses.
(c) Better clothes and other possessions.
(d) To make a difference in the world.

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

4. Among the unnecessary excesses that he describes for the families of Tuskegee living in poverty, what does Booker include?
(a) Owning books when they can be borrowed from the library instead.
(b) Owning an expensive organ that is rarely played.
(c) Buying expensive silk ties and dresses that are rarely worn.
(d) Serving guests an elaborate meal when a simple one will do.

5. Booker notes that even though the slaves are well informed, the biggest downfall is what?
(a) Lack of book learning.
(b) Lack of free time.
(c) No writing supplies.
(d) No hope for advancement.

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

7. While living with his stepfather, young Booker works:
(a) Delivering salt to merchants.
(b) At salt furnaces.
(c) Selling salt door to door.
(d) Driving salt trucks.

8. When Booker wants a cap in order to fit in at his school, what does his mother do?
(a) Sells her ring to buy him a cap.
(b) Buys less food to save money for a cap.
(c) Tells him to get a second job so he can afford to buy a cap.
(d) Makes him a cap out of scrap denim.

9. Who dies at the end of Booker's second year at Hampton?
(a) His stepfather.
(b) A favorite teacher.
(c) His mother.
(d) His best friend.

10. What does Booker note that the people of Tuskegee want from him?
(a) To have him involved in their local politics.
(b) That he create flexible schedules so the students can work and study.
(c) That he teach their children well so they can get out of poverty.
(d) To be a voice for them as he travels from one community to the next.

11. Due to overcrowding at Hampton, there isn't enough room in the dormitories and some students have to spend the winter in:
(a) Cardboard boxes.
(b) Tents.
(c) School hallways.
(d) Barns.

12. Booker explains that many Tuskegee families offered gifts to help out his school. Which gift touched him the most?
(a) Six eggs offered by an older woman.
(b) A chicken offered by an older man.
(c) Two pennies offered by a child.
(d) An accordion offered by a blind man.

13. 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.

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

15. Booker says that even as a very young child, most of his time is spent:
(a) Studying.
(b) Working.
(c) Playing.
(d) Singing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do young Booker and his family live in the plantation's kitchen?

2. As he travels to Hampton, the author arrives in Richmond, Virginia, flat broke and spends the night where?

3. Booker states that many former slaves wanted to:

4. As a child, Booker lives in a cabin that also serves as:

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

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