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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) To change their names.
(d) Monetary compensation from former masters.

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

3. What does Booker remark regarding the acceptance of Indians by the blacks at Hampton?
(a) He feels there was more tension than there should have been.
(b) He states that the acceptance is perfectly natural and normal.
(c) He wonders if another race would have been as welcoming.
(d) He says that any other group would have done the same.

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

5. Booker observes that during the Reconstruction Period, many who held public office were unable to do what after leaving office?
(a) Return to their communities.
(b) Make trustworthy friends.
(c) Hold another public office.
(d) Find work.

6. What is the potato bin that Booker describes from his childhood home?
(a) A wooden bin under the porch for drying and storing potatoes.
(b) A hollowed out spot in the middle of the floor for storing sweet potatoes.
(c) A large closet for storing sweet potatoes to be dried for the winter.
(d) A large outdoor storage bin for holding potatoes to be processed the next day.

7. When the Emancipation Proclamation is read to slaves, freeing them immediately, what does Booker say they consider after their initial celebration?
(a) They wonder where they will live and what work they'll do.
(b) They wonder if they're being told the truth.
(c) They ask themselves what state they should move to.
(d) They don't trust the masters to abide by the new law.

8. When speaking about other students at Hampton, Booker notes that:
(a) He is the oldest there.
(b) Their parents can afford to pay the tuition.
(c) They also make necessary sacrifices.
(d) They are intelligent but lack common sense.

9. 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) 7:00 PM.
(b) 8:00 PM.
(c) 6:00 PM.
(d) 10:00 PM.

10. All of Booker's students at Tuskegee are at least:
(a) Eighteen.
(b) Fifteen.
(c) Twenty-one.
(d) Ten.

11. While living with his stepfather, young Booker works:
(a) Delivering salt to merchants.
(b) At salt furnaces.
(c) Driving salt trucks.
(d) Selling salt door to door.

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

13. In "The Reconstruction Period" chapter, what does the author conclude about many teachers and preachers, as well as some politicians?
(a) They draw too much attention to themselves.
(b) They are interested in bettering the lives of others.
(c) They are selfless, noble, and idealistic.
(d) They are out of touch with reality.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. While working for Mrs. Ruffner, Booker soon learns that she demands:

2. What does Booker note that the people of Tuskegee want from him?

3. In the chapter "Boyhood Days," what does Booker say he does in order to get to school on time?

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

5. What do the Hampton night school students do during the day?

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