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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. After completing his studies and returning to Malden, Booker is hired to work as a teacher. His workdays start at 8:00 AM and don't end until what time?
(a) 8:00 PM.
(b) 10:00 PM.
(c) 7:00 PM.
(d) 6:00 PM.

3. What is Booker's brother's name?
(a) John.
(b) Benton.
(c) Jeremiah.
(d) Bill.

4. Booker feels that some individuals were not served well enough by their education and that, in the end, their desires increased but:
(a) Their living conditions deteriorated.
(b) Their ability to meet these desires did not increase.
(c) Their willingness to work for what they desired was lacking.
(d) Their dreams were shattered.

5. As a child, Booker lives in a cabin that also serves as:
(a) A garden tool storage shed.
(b) The plantation's kitchen.
(c) A chicken coop.
(d) The community's meeting hall.

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

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

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

9. What does Booker quickly discover about the Indians at Hampton?
(a) They choose to speak only their tribal languages.
(b) They are eager to share their traditions, stories, and languages with others.
(c) They are eager to learn and seek ways to make his life more comfortable.
(d) They feel more comfortable in outdoor settings.

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

11. What does Booker say about his job working in coalmines?
(a) It pays very well.
(b) It's dirty and dangerous.
(c) It teaches him discipline.
(d) Everyone there is highly motivated.

12. What does the author say he learns about manual labor from Miss Mackie?
(a) It has its rewards and is nothing to be ashamed of.
(b) It's better to pay someone else to do it.
(c) It should be done quietly and discreetly.
(d) Shortcuts for doing the job faster.

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

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

15. 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) Barns.
(c) Tents.
(d) Cardboard boxes.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Booker wants a cap in order to fit in at his school, what does his mother do?

2. In addition to teaching day and night classes and doing tutoring, Booker teaches:

3. In June of 1881, Booker is hired to oversee what kind of school in Tuskegee?

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

5. Booker explains that many Tuskegee families offered gifts to help out his school. Which gift touched him the most?

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