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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) 10:00 PM.
(b) 8:00 PM.
(c) 7:00 PM.
(d) 6:00 PM.

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

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

5. Booker notes that even though the slaves are well informed, the biggest downfall is what?
(a) No writing supplies.
(b) Lack of book learning.
(c) Lack of free time.
(d) No hope for advancement.

6. 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 hasn't had a drink of water or any food for a day and a half.
(c) He promises to be her best student ever.
(d) He's thrilled to be there and ready to learn.

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

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

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

10. During the winter months, Mrs. Ruffner allows Booker to spend an hour a day doing what?
(a) Taking a lunch break.
(b) Attending school.
(c) Socializing with friends.
(d) Learning to play the piano.

11. When Booker works for Mrs. Ruffner, how much is he paid?
(a) Ten dollars a month.
(b) Five dollars a month.
(c) Ten dollars a week.
(d) Five dollars a week.

12. When the country families of Tuskegee go to town on Saturdays, what do they do there?
(a) Attend plays.
(b) Shop for supplies.
(c) Attend meetings.
(d) Sell vegetables.

13. 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.

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) Changes the clock at work.
(d) Wakes up earlier than the rest of his family.

15. 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 offered the job of mayor.
(b) He is cheered enthusiastically.
(c) He is severely injured.
(d) He is arrested.

Short Answer Questions

1. As a child, Booker lives in a cabin that also serves as:

2. What does Booker nickname the night school he teaches at Hampton?

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

4. Why do young Booker and his family live in the plantation's kitchen?

5. Booker's class at Tuskegee quickly grows to how many students?

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