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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Booker explains that some girls who had worked as laundresses went to school for six to eight years and came out not wanting to do laundry but wanting:
(a) To marry educated men.
(b) To make a difference in the world.
(c) Better clothes and other possessions.
(d) Their own servants, cooks, and laundresses.

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

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

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

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

7. In "The Reconstruction Period" chapter, what does the author conclude about many teachers and preachers, as well as some politicians?
(a) They draw too much attention to themselves.
(b) They are out of touch with reality.
(c) They are interested in bettering the lives of others.
(d) They are selfless, noble, and idealistic.

8. When the author writes about the condition of the school he oversees in Tuskegee, what does he say about an umbrella?
(a) When Booker's umbrella tears in a violent storm, there are no funds available for a replacement, so he patches it up.
(b) There is only one umbrella available to the class, and students take turns using it.
(c) On "Teacher Appreciation Day," the students collect just enough money to buy Booker a gift of an umbrella.
(d) On rainy days, a student holds an umbrella over Booker's head because the classroom leaks.

9. How do the people of Tuskegee find Booker to oversee their school?
(a) They send a representative to contact him personally after hearing of his accomplishments.
(b) They advertise in several newspapers in the region.
(c) They write to General Armstrong at Hampton.
(d) They ask Miss Mackie for a recommendation.

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

11. Booker observes that during the Reconstruction Period, many who held public office were unable to do what after leaving office?
(a) Make trustworthy friends.
(b) Hold another public office.
(c) Return to their communities.
(d) Find work.

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

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

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

15. What does the author say that all of the newly freed, former slaves want?
(a) Assistance with adjusting to their new lives.
(b) Monetary compensation from former masters.
(c) To change their names.
(d) To own land.

Short Answer Questions

1. After Booker and his family move into a small cabin with his stepfather in a salt-mining community, what do they discover about their new home?

2. What does Booker quickly discover about the Indians at Hampton?

3. The author completes his studies at Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute:

4. At Hampton, the blacks and the Indians:

5. Shortly after acquiring their freedom, where does the author's family move to?

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