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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 slave.
(b) A refugee.
(c) A homeless child.
(d) An orphan.

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

3. Booker states that the vast majority of blacks at Hampton are more than willing to:
(a) Spend less than six hours sleeping in order to have more study time.
(b) Accept the Indians into their school.
(c) Learn and practice the traditions of the Indians.
(d) Work three jobs while studying.

4. The "T" in Booker T. Washington stands for:
(a) Theodoro.
(b) Trumbert.
(c) Taliaferro.
(d) Thomasino.

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

6. 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 sister Amanda and their cousin David.
(c) His adopted brother James and his cousin David.
(d) His brother John and their adopted brother James.

7. 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.

8. Booker explains that many Tuskegee families offered gifts to help out his school. Which gift touched him the most?
(a) Six eggs offered by an older woman.
(b) A chicken offered by an older man.
(c) An accordion offered by a blind man.
(d) Two pennies offered by a child.

9. Due to overcrowding at Hampton, there isn't enough room in the dormitories and some students have to spend the winter in:
(a) School hallways.
(b) Cardboard boxes.
(c) Barns.
(d) Tents.

10. When the country families of Tuskegee go to town on Saturdays, what do they do there?
(a) Sell vegetables.
(b) Attend plays.
(c) Attend meetings.
(d) Shop for supplies.

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

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

13. In the author's view, how would the freed slaves have been better served?
(a) If the state government had created a job-finding service for them.
(b) Through trained advisors who could help with the transition.
(c) If the federal government had made plans to teach them.
(d) Through the availability of work-study programs.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. On his journey to Hampton, Booker runs out of money for public transportation. How does he continue his journey?

2. Booker notes that many blacks of his era wanted to learn what two languages?

3. In "The Reconstruction Period" chapter, what does the author conclude about many teachers and preachers, as well as some politicians?

4. While living with his stepfather, young Booker works:

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

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