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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who dies at the end of Booker's second year at Hampton?
(a) His stepfather.
(b) His best friend.
(c) A favorite teacher.
(d) His mother.

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

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

4. Booker says that even as a very young child, most of his time is spent:
(a) Singing.
(b) Working.
(c) Playing.
(d) Studying.

5. All of Booker's students at Tuskegee are at least:
(a) Twenty-one.
(b) Ten.
(c) Fifteen.
(d) Eighteen.

6. Booker feels that the people of Tuskegee should be using part of their land for what?
(a) Raising dairy cows.
(b) Growing vegetables.
(c) Planting trees.
(d) Raising chickens and geese.

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

8. 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.

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

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

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

12. Why do young Booker and his family live in the plantation's kitchen?
(a) The family most likely is asked to live there.
(b) It was a guest house before being converted into a kitchen.
(c) It's warmer than the cabins on the property.
(d) There's probably no room elsewhere on the plantation.

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

14. On his journey to Hampton, Booker runs out of money for public transportation. How does he continue his journey?
(a) Walking and hitching rides.
(b) Hiding in a hay wagon.
(c) Hopping onto a freight train.
(d) Borrowing a bicycle, which he later returns.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Booker states that many former slaves wanted to:

2. Booker observes that during the Reconstruction Period, many who held public office were unable to do what after leaving office?

3. 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?

4. What does the author say he learns about manual labor from Miss Mackie?

5. As a child, Booker lives in a cabin that also serves as:

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