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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What do most of the farmers in Tuskegee grow?
(a) Corn.
(b) Onions.
(c) Cotton.
(d) Wheat.

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

9. 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:
(a) To make a difference in the world.
(b) Better clothes and other possessions.
(c) Their own servants, cooks, and laundresses.
(d) To marry educated men.

10. What project does Booker take over at Hampton?
(a) Building shelters for seventy-five Indians.
(b) Hiring Indians to teach at the school.
(c) Overseeing the education of seventy-five Indians.
(d) Hiring Indians to rebuild the school.

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

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

13. After Booker and his family move into a small cabin with his stepfather in a salt-mining community, what do they discover about their new home?
(a) The roof has holes and there is no stove.
(b) It's much nicer than what they left behind.
(c) The cabin sits alone in a secluded, wooded area.
(d) It's as shabby as the one they lived in before.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. To start with, how many students does Booker have at his school in Tuskegee?

3. Booker notes that many blacks of his era wanted to learn what two languages?

4. 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?

5. While Booker T. Washington is still teaching at Malden, who contacts him regarding a position at Hampton?

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