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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Booker decides to go to Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in Virginia, how does his community help him?
(a) Giving him small donations.
(b) Offering transportation.
(c) Writing letters of recommendation.
(d) Buying him a few school supplies.

2. After his first year at Hampton, where does Booker work during the summer?
(a) Farm.
(b) Restaurant.
(c) Library.
(d) Circus.

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

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

5. Booker states that in addition to receiving book knowledge in school, former slaves should be taught:
(a) That doing manual labor is not shameful.
(b) How to look for and interview for a job.
(c) That they can succeed in their new circumstances.
(d) Practical skills, like cooking.

6. Booker states that many former slaves wanted to:
(a) Become attorneys.
(b) Hold public office.
(c) Move to another country.
(d) Move to New York.

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

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

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

10. 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 are mentally capable but emotionally helpless.
(c) They are less prepared to deal with life outside of school.
(d) They tend to become spoiled and rude.

11. What do students learn to do on the property that Booker purchases for his school?
(a) Cut down trees and build cabins.
(b) Refurbish the building and tend to farm animals.
(c) Restore the building, then prepare and serve food.
(d) Clean the buildings and plant crops.

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

13. Although he is uncertain of the exact location of his birth, Booker T. Washington believes he was born near a:
(a) Train station.
(b) Restaurant.
(c) Farm.
(d) Post office.

14. What is the first number that Booker says he learns?
(a) Eleven.
(b) Eighteen.
(c) One.
(d) Twenty.

15. While Booker T. Washington is still teaching at Malden, who contacts him regarding a position at Hampton?
(a) General Armstrong.
(b) Colonel Ruffner.
(c) Miss Mackie.
(d) Mrs. Ruffner.

Short Answer Questions

1. When he arrives at the school he's overseeing in Tuskegee, what does Booker find?

2. As a young boy, one of Booker's jobs is what?

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

4. What do most of the farmers in Tuskegee grow?

5. The author notes that many people who got an inkling of education became:

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