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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. When he arrives at the school he's overseeing in Tuskegee, what does Booker find?
(a) A large facility with very few students.
(b) No accommodations and plenty of anxious students.
(c) The wrong textbooks have been ordered.
(d) There is a severe shortage of teachers.

6. Who dies at the end of Booker's second year at Hampton?
(a) His best friend.
(b) His stepfather.
(c) A favorite teacher.
(d) His mother.

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

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

9. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

15. What agreement is made so that Booker can spend more time at school?
(a) His brother and sister will help tend to the sheep.
(b) He will work mornings and afternoons, attending school in between work shifts.
(c) He will work odd jobs to earn money to pay for school.
(d) His mother will hire a helper for the house.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Booker go at the end of his second year at Hampton?

2. When Booker works for Mrs. Ruffner, how much is he paid?

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

4. When Booker first starts school, why is he not able to attend full time?

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

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