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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Booker note that the people of Tuskegee want from him?
(a) To have him involved in their local politics.
(b) That he create flexible schedules so the students can work and study.
(c) That he teach their children well so they can get out of poverty.
(d) To be a voice for them as he travels from one community to the next.

4. In order to repay debts Booker's school has accumulated, his co-teacher holds what type of fundraisers?
(a) Bake sales.
(b) Festivals.
(c) Rummage sales.
(d) Reading marathons.

5. What do the Hampton night school students earn money for?
(a) To buy their school meals and pay for their rooms.
(b) To support their families.
(c) To help pay for tuition to Hampton's regular school.
(d) To put in the bank for when they're out of school.

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

7. What agreement is made so that Booker can spend more time at school?
(a) He will work mornings and afternoons, attending school in between work shifts.
(b) He will work odd jobs to earn money to pay for school.
(c) His mother will hire a helper for the house.
(d) His brother and sister will help tend to the sheep.

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

9. Booker comments that his students at Tuskegee are anxious to learn:
(a) Whatever he hands them.
(b) Only the subjects that they find interesting.
(c) Math, especially calculus.
(d) Only practical subjects.

10. At Hampton, the blacks and the Indians:
(a) Get along well.
(b) Rarely interact with each other.
(c) Do not understand one another.
(d) Form a "cultural awareness" club.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the Hampton night school students do during the day?

2. Booker T. Washington spends his early years, from his birth until the end of the Civil War, as:

3. How do the people of Tuskegee find Booker to oversee their school?

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

5. Booker says that even as a very young child, most of his time is spent:

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