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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. When Booker first starts school, why is he not able to attend full time?
(a) He has to take care of the family's sheep.
(b) He cannot afford to pay the tuition.
(c) His stepfather forces him to continue working.
(d) His mother needs his help around the house.

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

4. Booker's class at Tuskegee quickly grows to how many students?
(a) Twenty.
(b) Eighty.
(c) Fifty.
(d) One hundred.

5. While working for Mrs. Ruffner, Booker soon learns that she demands:
(a) Precision, order, and honesty.
(b) Extra chores above and beyond the job definition.
(c) Perfection.
(d) Her employees to work very hard.

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

7. What do most of the farmers in Tuskegee grow?
(a) Cotton.
(b) Onions.
(c) Corn.
(d) Wheat.

8. In the author's view, how would the freed slaves have been better served?
(a) Through trained advisors who could help with the transition.
(b) Through the availability of work-study programs.
(c) If the state government had created a job-finding service for them.
(d) If the federal government had made plans to teach them.

9. 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.

10. When Booker decides to go to Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in Virginia, how does his community help him?
(a) Offering transportation.
(b) Writing letters of recommendation.
(c) Buying him a few school supplies.
(d) Giving him small donations.

11. When he arrives at the school he's overseeing in Tuskegee, what does Booker find?
(a) A large facility with very few students.
(b) The wrong textbooks have been ordered.
(c) There is a severe shortage of teachers.
(d) No accommodations and plenty of anxious students.

12. The Reconstruction Period refers to the:
(a) Post-Civil War era.
(b) Railroad building era.
(c) Pre-Civil War era.
(d) Era of migration from farms to factories.

13. When speaking about other students at Hampton, Booker notes that:
(a) Their parents can afford to pay the tuition.
(b) They are intelligent but lack common sense.
(c) They also make necessary sacrifices.
(d) He is the oldest there.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Booker nickname the night school he teaches at Hampton?

2. What is Booker's brother's name?

3. What does Booker observe about individuals educated in more affluent schools where the majority of their needs are met?

4. The "T" in Booker T. Washington stands for:

5. 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?

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