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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do the blacks at Hampton agree to room with Indians?
(a) So that both groups can learn new concepts from each other.
(b) To express their gratitude for the work the Indians are doing at the school.
(c) To protect the Indians from the outside world.
(d) To help the Indians learn English and societal norms.

2. 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 boarding school for pre-med students.
(c) A religious school for seminary students.
(d) A "normal school," which is a school that trains teachers.

3. What did Lewis Adams learn while still in slavery?
(a) Reading, writing, shoemaking, harness making, and tinsmithing.
(b) Working with precious metals and semi-precious stones.
(c) Reading, writing, dairy farming, cooking, and blacksmithing.
(d) Working with leather and metals.

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

5. The author notes that many people who got an inkling of education became:
(a) Public speakers or politicians.
(b) Teachers or preachers.
(c) Doctors or attorneys.
(d) Entrepreneurs or salesmen.

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

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

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

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

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

11. 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.

12. What does Booker purchase to help his students learn more about working with their hands?
(a) The remains of a plantation.
(b) An acre of forest land.
(c) A dilapidated barn.
(d) A defunct restaurant.

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

14. The author tells the story of finding a ten-dollar bill while working at a restaurant. What happens when he shows the money to the proprietor?
(a) The proprietor asks his customers who is missing ten dollars.
(b) A customer tells them it was left as a tip.
(c) Two customers come forward to claim the money.
(d) The proprietor keeps it.

15. 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) The boy is accepted into establishments that Booker is not allowed to enter.
(c) They are welcomed by everyone they seek help from.
(d) They are rejected by everyone they seek help from.

Short Answer Questions

1. When speaking about other students at Hampton, Booker notes that:

2. What does Booker remark regarding the acceptance of Indians by the blacks at Hampton?

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

4. All of Booker's students at Tuskegee are at least:

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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