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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. Why is the plantation kitchen usually removed from the rest of the house?
(a) To keep kitchen smells out of the house.
(b) Because it generates too much smoke.
(c) Because of the danger of fire.
(d) To keep kitchen servants and slaves out of the house.

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

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

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

6. 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 feels there was more tension than there should have been.
(d) He states that the acceptance is perfectly natural and normal.

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

8. 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) That he create flexible schedules so the students can work and study.
(d) To be a voice for them as he travels from one community to the next.

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) Their own servants, cooks, and laundresses.
(c) Better clothes and other possessions.
(d) To marry educated men.

10. What job does Booker take to pay for his room and board at Hampton?
(a) Tutor.
(b) Janitor.
(c) Gardener.
(d) Cook.

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

12. 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?
(a) The proprietor keeps it.
(b) The proprietor asks his customers who is missing ten dollars.
(c) A customer tells them it was left as a tip.
(d) Two customers come forward to claim the money.

13. When Booker travels with a young Indian boy who is ill, how are they treated by outsiders?
(a) Booker is accepted into establishments that the boy is not allowed to enter.
(b) They are welcomed by everyone they seek help from.
(c) The boy is accepted into establishments that Booker is not allowed to enter.
(d) They are rejected by everyone they seek help from.

14. The Reconstruction Period refers to the:
(a) Railroad building era.
(b) Era of migration from farms to factories.
(c) Post-Civil War era.
(d) Pre-Civil War era.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. To help Booker while he's studying at Hampton, who sends him small amounts of money whenever possible?

2. What does the author say that all of the newly freed, former slaves want?

3. When the Emancipation Proclamation is read to slaves, freeing them immediately, what does Booker say they consider after their initial celebration?

4. What is the first number that Booker says he learns?

5. What agreement is made so that Booker can spend more time at school?

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