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

2. What does Booker comment about the schools in Tuskegee?
(a) Most are poorly equipped and their teachers are not properly prepared.
(b) Most are well equipped and have good teachers.
(c) Most are well equipped but their teachers need better training.
(d) Most are poorly equipped but boast top-notch teachers.

3. Booker's class at Tuskegee quickly grows to how many students?
(a) Eighty.
(b) Twenty.
(c) One hundred.
(d) Fifty.

4. In order to repay debts Booker's school has accumulated, his co-teacher holds what type of fundraisers?
(a) Bake sales.
(b) Reading marathons.
(c) Rummage sales.
(d) Festivals.

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

6. In June of 1881, Booker is hired to oversee what kind of school in Tuskegee?
(a) A "normal school," which is a school that trains teachers.
(b) A religious school for seminary students.
(c) A boarding school for pre-med students.
(d) A "one-room school," where different grade levels are taught in one class.

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

8. What does Booker say that the poor families of Tuskegee typically eat?
(a) Biscuits and grits with gravy.
(b) Lima beans, wheat rolls, and onions.
(c) Chicken and rice.
(d) Corn bread, peas, and pork fat.

9. When the author writes about the condition of the school he oversees in Tuskegee, what does he say about an umbrella?
(a) On rainy days, a student holds an umbrella over Booker's head because the classroom leaks.
(b) There is only one umbrella available to the class, and students take turns using it.
(c) On "Teacher Appreciation Day," the students collect just enough money to buy Booker a gift of an umbrella.
(d) When Booker's umbrella tears in a violent storm, there are no funds available for a replacement, so he patches it up.

10. What does Booker purchase to help his students learn more about working with their hands?
(a) An acre of forest land.
(b) A dilapidated barn.
(c) The remains of a plantation.
(d) A defunct restaurant.

11. 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) It was a guest house before being converted into a kitchen.
(d) The family most likely is asked to live there.

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

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

14. 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) Buying expensive silk ties and dresses that are rarely worn.
(c) Owning an expensive organ that is rarely played.
(d) Owning books when they can be borrowed from the library instead.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The author tells the story of finding a ten-dollar bill while working at a restaurant. What happens when he shows the money to the proprietor?

2. Booker's night school at Hampton expands from twelve students to:

3. How does Booker T. Washington get his last name?

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

5. At Hampton, the blacks and the Indians:

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