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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To start with, how many students does Booker have at his school in Tuskegee?
(a) Sixteen.
(b) Seven.
(c) Thirty.
(d) Twenty.

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

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

4. Booker notes that many blacks of his era wanted to learn what two languages?
(a) Greek and Spanish.
(b) Spanish and French.
(c) French and Latin.
(d) Latin and Greek.

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

6. What do Booker and his co-teacher at Tuskegee agree they need to add to their curriculum?
(a) Agriculture.
(b) Music.
(c) Latin.
(d) Hygiene.

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

8. What does Booker say that the poor families of Tuskegee typically eat?
(a) Corn bread, peas, and pork fat.
(b) Lima beans, wheat rolls, and onions.
(c) Chicken and rice.
(d) Biscuits and grits with gravy.

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

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

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

12. As a young boy, one of Booker's jobs is what?
(a) Painting fences.
(b) None of these is correct.
(c) Carrying corn to the mill.
(d) Taking wheat to the silo.

13. What does Booker remark regarding the acceptance of Indians by the blacks at Hampton?
(a) He states that the acceptance is perfectly natural and normal.
(b) He says that any other group would have done the same.
(c) He wonders if another race would have been as welcoming.
(d) He feels there was more tension than there should have been.

14. When Booker is hired as a waiter at a classy restaurant, who chastises him, and why?
(a) The cook, for getting the order wrong.
(b) The proprietor, for dropping a tray.
(c) The host, for getting in the way of other waiters.
(d) The men he's waiting on, for doing a poor job.

15. When the Emancipation Proclamation is read to slaves, freeing them immediately, what does Booker say they consider after their initial celebration?
(a) They don't trust the masters to abide by the new law.
(b) They wonder where they will live and what work they'll do.
(c) They wonder if they're being told the truth.
(d) They ask themselves what state they should move to.

Short Answer Questions

1. What job does Booker take to pay for his room and board at Hampton?

2. Although he is uncertain of the exact location of his birth, Booker T. Washington believes he was born near a:

3. Booker feels that the people of Tuskegee should be using part of their land for what?

4. Who mentors Booker as he tries to establish a school in Tuskegee?

5. When Booker wants a cap in order to fit in at his school, what does his mother do?

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