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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 should be done quietly and discreetly.
(d) It's better to pay someone else to do it.

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

3. What is the first number that Booker says he learns?
(a) One.
(b) Eleven.
(c) Eighteen.
(d) Twenty.

4. What does Booker say about his job working in coalmines?
(a) It teaches him discipline.
(b) It's dirty and dangerous.
(c) It pays very well.
(d) Everyone there is highly motivated.

5. What do the Hampton night school students do during the day?
(a) Tutor other students.
(b) Work.
(c) Take care of their families.
(d) Learn how to cook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. What does Booker nickname the night school he teaches at Hampton?
(a) The Plucky Class.
(b) The Night Owls.
(c) The Midnight Crowd.
(d) The Brave Scholars.

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

15. Who mentors Booker as he tries to establish a school in Tuskegee?
(a) George W. Campbell, a former slave owner.
(b) Lewis Adams, a former slave.
(c) No one.
(d) George Campbell and Lewis Adams.

Short Answer Questions

1. To start with, how many students does Booker have at his school in Tuskegee?

2. What is the potato bin that Booker describes from his childhood home?

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

4. Booker T. Washington spends his early years, from his birth until the end of the Civil War, as:

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

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