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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Buys less food to save money for a cap.
(c) Tells him to get a second job so he can afford to buy a cap.
(d) Makes him a cap out of scrap denim.

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

3. 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 promises to be her best student ever.
(c) He's tired, dirty, and ragged from his long journey.
(d) He's thrilled to be there and ready to learn.

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

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

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

7. Booker's night school at Hampton expands from twelve students to:
(a) Close to fifty.
(b) More than twenty.
(c) Nineteen.
(d) Fifteen.

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

9. Where does Booker go at the end of his second year at Hampton?
(a) Home to see his family.
(b) To work for the railroads in Norfolk.
(c) Virginia Beach for fun and relaxation.
(d) Back to the job he had the previous summer.

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

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

12. Shortly after acquiring their freedom, where does the author's family move to?
(a) Elkins, West Virginia.
(b) Mather, Pennsylvania.
(c) Malden, West Virginia.
(d) Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

13. When Booker first starts school, why is he not able to attend full time?
(a) He cannot afford to pay the tuition.
(b) He has to take care of the family's sheep.
(c) His stepfather forces him to continue working.
(d) His mother needs his help around the house.

14. What does Booker nickname the night school he teaches at Hampton?
(a) The Night Owls.
(b) The Brave Scholars.
(c) The Plucky Class.
(d) The Midnight Crowd.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who joins Booker as co-teacher at his school in Tuskegee?

2. 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:

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

4. Booker states that the vast majority of blacks at Hampton are more than willing to:

5. What agreement is made so that Booker can spend more time at school?

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