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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) Seven.
(b) Twenty.
(c) Thirty.
(d) Sixteen.

2. When Booker travels with a young Indian boy who is ill, how are they treated by outsiders?
(a) Booker is accepted into establishments that the boy is not allowed to enter.
(b) They are welcomed by everyone they seek help from.
(c) The boy is accepted into establishments that Booker is not allowed to enter.
(d) They are rejected by everyone they seek help from.

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

4. What is the potato bin that Booker describes from his childhood home?
(a) A hollowed out spot in the middle of the floor for storing sweet potatoes.
(b) A large closet for storing sweet potatoes to be dried for the winter.
(c) A wooden bin under the porch for drying and storing potatoes.
(d) A large outdoor storage bin for holding potatoes to be processed the next day.

5. While Booker T. Washington is still teaching at Malden, who contacts him regarding a position at Hampton?
(a) Colonel Ruffner.
(b) Mrs. Ruffner.
(c) General Armstrong.
(d) Miss Mackie.

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

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

8. Why is the plantation kitchen usually removed from the rest of the house?
(a) Because it generates too much smoke.
(b) To keep kitchen smells out of the house.
(c) Because of the danger of fire.
(d) To keep kitchen servants and slaves out of the house.

9. What does Booker comment about the schools in Tuskegee?
(a) Most are poorly equipped but boast top-notch teachers.
(b) Most are well equipped but their teachers need better training.
(c) Most are well equipped and have good teachers.
(d) Most are poorly equipped and their teachers are not properly prepared.

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

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

12. Shortly after acquiring their freedom, where does the author's family move to?
(a) Malden, West Virginia.
(b) Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
(c) Elkins, West Virginia.
(d) Mather, Pennsylvania.

13. In the chapter "Boyhood Days," what does Booker say he does in order to get to school on time?
(a) Skips breakfast.
(b) Runs the entire distance to school.
(c) Changes the clock at work.
(d) Wakes up earlier than the rest of his family.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who dies at the end of Booker's second year at Hampton?

2. The author states that those earning seventy-five or a hundred dollars a month were:

3. Booker states that many former slaves wanted to:

4. While working for Mrs. Ruffner, Booker soon learns that she demands:

5. When the author writes about the condition of the school he oversees in Tuskegee, what does he say about an umbrella?

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