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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. By saving enough money, who does Booker help send to Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute?
(a) His brother John and his sister Amanda.
(b) His brother John and their adopted brother James.
(c) His sister Amanda and their cousin David.
(d) His adopted brother James and his cousin David.

3. 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) Better clothes and other possessions.
(b) To marry educated men.
(c) Their own servants, cooks, and laundresses.
(d) To make a difference in the world.

4. What does Booker say that the poor families of Tuskegee typically eat?
(a) Biscuits and grits with gravy.
(b) Lima beans, wheat rolls, and onions.
(c) Corn bread, peas, and pork fat.
(d) Chicken and rice.

5. In addition to teaching day and night classes and doing tutoring, Booker teaches:
(a) Piano.
(b) Athletics.
(c) Sunday school.
(d) Theater.

6. What does Booker observe about individuals educated in more affluent schools where the majority of their needs are met?
(a) They get a better education.
(b) They tend to become spoiled and rude.
(c) They are mentally capable but emotionally helpless.
(d) They are less prepared to deal with life outside of school.

7. Among the unnecessary excesses that he describes for the families of Tuskegee living in poverty, what does Booker include?
(a) Owning an expensive organ that is rarely played.
(b) Serving guests an elaborate meal when a simple one will do.
(c) Owning books when they can be borrowed from the library instead.
(d) Buying expensive silk ties and dresses that are rarely worn.

8. 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.

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

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

11. To help Booker while he's studying at Hampton, who sends him small amounts of money whenever possible?
(a) His mother and stepfather.
(b) His brother John.
(c) His previous teachers.
(d) His previous employer, Mrs. Ruffner.

12. 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.

13. 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?
(a) Delivers groceries.
(b) Digs ditches.
(c) Paints a building.
(d) Unloads a ship.

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

15. When Booker finally arrives at Hampton and meets the head teacher, what does he tell her?
(a) He promises to be her best student ever.
(b) He's thrilled to be there and ready to learn.
(c) He hasn't had a drink of water or any food for a day and a half.
(d) He's tired, dirty, and ragged from his long journey.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Booker and his co-teacher at Tuskegee agree they need to add to their curriculum?

2. In order to repay debts Booker's school has accumulated, his co-teacher holds what type of fundraisers?

3. What is the first number that Booker says he learns?

4. Once freed, how do Booker and his family reach their new home to live with his stepfather?

5. Booker feels that some individuals were not served well enough by their education and that, in the end, their desires increased but:

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