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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do students learn to do on the property that Booker purchases for his school?
(a) Restore the building, then prepare and serve food.
(b) Refurbish the building and tend to farm animals.
(c) Cut down trees and build cabins.
(d) Clean the buildings and plant crops.

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

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

4. Once freed, how do Booker and his family reach their new home to live with his stepfather?
(a) Walk several hundred miles.
(b) Ride mules several hundred miles.
(c) Catch a train.
(d) Hitching rides in wagons.

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

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

7. What does Booker nickname the night school he teaches at Hampton?
(a) The Midnight Crowd.
(b) The Brave Scholars.
(c) The Plucky Class.
(d) The Night Owls.

8. What does the author say that all of the newly freed, former slaves want?
(a) Assistance with adjusting to their new lives.
(b) Monetary compensation from former masters.
(c) To change their names.
(d) To own land.

9. Booker feels that some individuals were not served well enough by their education and that, in the end, their desires increased but:
(a) Their living conditions deteriorated.
(b) Their ability to meet these desires did not increase.
(c) Their willingness to work for what they desired was lacking.
(d) Their dreams were shattered.

10. What does the author say he learns about manual labor from Miss Mackie?
(a) It should be done quietly and discreetly.
(b) Shortcuts for doing the job faster.
(c) It's better to pay someone else to do it.
(d) It has its rewards and is nothing to be ashamed of.

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

12. After completing his studies and returning to Malden, Booker is hired to work as a teacher. His workdays start at 8:00 AM and don't end until what time?
(a) 6:00 PM.
(b) 8:00 PM.
(c) 7:00 PM.
(d) 10:00 PM.

13. The author states that those earning seventy-five or a hundred dollars a month were:
(a) Often in debt by the end of the month.
(b) Considered wealthy.
(c) Regularly asked for monetary help by those earning less.
(d) Expected to pay higher taxes.

14. In the chapter "Boyhood Days," what does Booker say he does in order to get to school on time?
(a) Runs the entire distance to school.
(b) Skips breakfast.
(c) Wakes up earlier than the rest of his family.
(d) Changes the clock at work.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The author notes that many people who got an inkling of education became:

2. What project does Booker take over at Hampton?

3. Why do the blacks at Hampton agree to room with Indians?

4. How does Booker T. Washington get his last name?

5. What do Booker and his co-teacher at Tuskegee agree they need to add to their curriculum?

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