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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) School hallways.
(d) Barns.

2. Where does Booker go at the end of his second year at Hampton?
(a) To work for the railroads in Norfolk.
(b) Home to see his family.
(c) Virginia Beach for fun and relaxation.
(d) Back to the job he had the previous summer.

3. To start with, how many students does Booker have at his school in Tuskegee?
(a) Thirty.
(b) Sixteen.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Seven.

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

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

6. 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.

7. Why do young Booker and his family live in the plantation's kitchen?
(a) It's warmer than the cabins on the property.
(b) It was a guest house before being converted into a kitchen.
(c) The family most likely is asked to live there.
(d) There's probably no room elsewhere on the plantation.

8. Booker's night school at Hampton expands from twelve students to:
(a) Fifteen.
(b) Close to fifty.
(c) Nineteen.
(d) More than twenty.

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

10. Booker comments that his students at Tuskegee are anxious to learn:
(a) Whatever he hands them.
(b) Math, especially calculus.
(c) Only the subjects that they find interesting.
(d) Only practical subjects.

11. While working for Mrs. Ruffner, Booker soon learns that she demands:
(a) Her employees to work very hard.
(b) Perfection.
(c) Precision, order, and honesty.
(d) Extra chores above and beyond the job definition.

12. During a fight between blacks and whites, what happens to Mr. Ruffner, the white salt mines owner, when he stands up for the blacks?
(a) He is arrested.
(b) He is cheered enthusiastically.
(c) He is severely injured.
(d) He is offered the job of mayor.

13. Who joins Booker as co-teacher at his school in Tuskegee?
(a) Lewis Adams.
(b) Ruthie Smith.
(c) Olivia A. Davidson.
(d) George W. Campbell.

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

15. When Booker finally arrives at Hampton and meets the head teacher, what does he tell her?
(a) He's tired, dirty, and ragged from his long journey.
(b) He's thrilled to be there and ready to learn.
(c) He promises to be her best student ever.
(d) He hasn't had a drink of water or any food for a day and a half.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Booker wants a cap in order to fit in at his school, what does his mother do?

2. When Booker decides to go to Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in Virginia, how does his community help him?

3. In the author's view, how would the freed slaves have been better served?

4. When Booker is hired as a waiter at a classy restaurant, who chastises him, and why?

5. Shortly after acquiring their freedom, where does the author's family move to?

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