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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How do the people of Tuskegee find Booker to oversee their school?
(a) They advertise in several newspapers in the region.
(b) They ask Miss Mackie for a recommendation.
(c) They send a representative to contact him personally after hearing of his accomplishments.
(d) They write to General Armstrong at Hampton.

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

4. 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) Find work.
(d) Hold another public office.

5. While working for Mrs. Ruffner, Booker soon learns that she demands:
(a) Her employees to work very hard.
(b) Extra chores above and beyond the job definition.
(c) Precision, order, and honesty.
(d) Perfection.

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

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

8. In addition to teaching day and night classes and doing tutoring, Booker teaches:
(a) Sunday school.
(b) Theater.
(c) Piano.
(d) Athletics.

9. As a young boy, one of Booker's jobs is what?
(a) None of these is correct.
(b) Painting fences.
(c) Taking wheat to the silo.
(d) Carrying corn to the mill.

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

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

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

13. What does Booker note that the people of Tuskegee want from him?
(a) That he teach their children well so they can get out of poverty.
(b) To have him involved in their local politics.
(c) To be a voice for them as he travels from one community to the next.
(d) That he create flexible schedules so the students can work and study.

14. Why do the blacks at Hampton agree to room with Indians?
(a) To protect the Indians from the outside world.
(b) To help the Indians learn English and societal norms.
(c) To express their gratitude for the work the Indians are doing at the school.
(d) So that both groups can learn new concepts from each other.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a typical week for farming families in Tuskegee?

2. What job does Booker take to pay for his room and board at Hampton?

3. When Booker wants a cap in order to fit in at his school, what does his mother do?

4. What does Booker say about his job working in coalmines?

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

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