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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. As he travels to Hampton, the author arrives in Richmond, Virginia, flat broke and spends the night where?
(a) In a barn.
(b) Under a boardwalk.
(c) Under a drawbridge.
(d) In a church.

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

4. 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.

5. When the Emancipation Proclamation is read to slaves, freeing them immediately, what does Booker say they consider after their initial celebration?
(a) They wonder where they will live and what work they'll do.
(b) They don't trust the masters to abide by the new law.
(c) They ask themselves what state they should move to.
(d) They wonder if they're being told the truth.

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

7. Booker states that many former slaves wanted to:
(a) Become attorneys.
(b) Move to New York.
(c) Hold public office.
(d) Move to another country.

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

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

10. The author notes that many people who got an inkling of education became:
(a) Entrepreneurs or salesmen.
(b) Teachers or preachers.
(c) Doctors or attorneys.
(d) Public speakers or politicians.

11. What do Booker and his co-teacher at Tuskegee agree they need to add to their curriculum?
(a) Agriculture.
(b) Latin.
(c) Hygiene.
(d) Music.

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

13. The author completes his studies at Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute:
(a) Even though half the class fails.
(b) Owing the school a large sum of money.
(c) In time to attend his sister's wedding.
(d) With honors.

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

15. What does Booker observe about individuals educated in more affluent schools where the majority of their needs are met?
(a) They are mentally capable but emotionally helpless.
(b) They get a better education.
(c) They are less prepared to deal with life outside of school.
(d) They tend to become spoiled and rude.

Short Answer Questions

1. On his journey to Hampton, Booker runs out of money for public transportation. How does he continue his journey?

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

3. Booker T. Washington spends his early years, from his birth until the end of the Civil War, as:

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

5. 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?

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