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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) Cardboard boxes.
(c) Barns.
(d) School hallways.

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

4. On his journey to Hampton, Booker runs out of money for public transportation. How does he continue his journey?
(a) Walking and hitching rides.
(b) Hopping onto a freight train.
(c) Hiding in a hay wagon.
(d) Borrowing a bicycle, which he later returns.

5. How does Booker T. Washington get his last name?
(a) He selects it when he starts school.
(b) His father gives it to him.
(c) The county clerk selects it and writes it on his birth certificate.
(d) It belonged to his great-grandfather.

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

7. In June of 1881, Booker is hired to oversee what kind of school in Tuskegee?
(a) A "normal school," which is a school that trains teachers.
(b) A "one-room school," where different grade levels are taught in one class.
(c) A religious school for seminary students.
(d) A boarding school for pre-med students.

8. What does Booker remark regarding the acceptance of Indians by the blacks at Hampton?
(a) He states that the acceptance is perfectly natural and normal.
(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 says that any other group would have done the same.

9. At Hampton, the blacks and the Indians:
(a) Rarely interact with each other.
(b) Form a "cultural awareness" club.
(c) Get along well.
(d) Do not understand one another.

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

11. When Booker wants a cap in order to fit in at his school, what does his mother do?
(a) Buys less food to save money for a cap.
(b) Makes him a cap out of scrap denim.
(c) Tells him to get a second job so he can afford to buy a cap.
(d) Sells her ring to buy him a cap.

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

13. Booker T. Washington spends his early years, from his birth until the end of the Civil War, as:
(a) A refugee.
(b) An orphan.
(c) A slave.
(d) A homeless child.

14. Booker explains that many Tuskegee families offered gifts to help out his school. Which gift touched him the most?
(a) A chicken offered by an older man.
(b) Six eggs offered by an older woman.
(c) An accordion offered by a blind man.
(d) Two pennies offered by a child.

15. What agreement is made so that Booker can spend more time at school?
(a) His mother will hire a helper for the house.
(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 brother and sister will help tend to the sheep.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. When he teaches back home in Malden, what does Booker include in his curriculum for his day classes?

4. Once freed, how do Booker and his family reach their new home to live with his stepfather?

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

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