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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the author say he learns about manual labor from Miss Mackie?
(a) It's better to pay someone else to do it.
(b) It should be done quietly and discreetly.
(c) It has its rewards and is nothing to be ashamed of.
(d) Shortcuts for doing the job faster.
2. What does Booker note that the people of Tuskegee want from him?
(a) To have him involved in their local politics.
(b) That he create flexible schedules so the students can work and study.
(c) That he teach their children well so they can get out of poverty.
(d) To be a voice for them as he travels from one community to the next.
3. What is the potato bin that Booker describes from his childhood home?
(a) A hollowed out spot in the middle of the floor for storing sweet potatoes.
(b) A wooden bin under the porch for drying and storing potatoes.
(c) A large outdoor storage bin for holding potatoes to be processed the next day.
(d) A large closet for storing sweet potatoes to be dried for the winter.
4. Who joins Booker as co-teacher at his school in Tuskegee?
(a) Olivia A. Davidson.
(b) George W. Campbell.
(c) Ruthie Smith.
(d) Lewis Adams.
5. When Booker decides to go to Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in Virginia, how does his community help him?
(a) Giving him small donations.
(b) Offering transportation.
(c) Buying him a few school supplies.
(d) Writing letters of recommendation.
6. 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.
7. While living with his stepfather, young Booker works:
(a) At salt furnaces.
(b) Driving salt trucks.
(c) Selling salt door to door.
(d) Delivering salt to merchants.
8. In "The Reconstruction Period" chapter, what does the author conclude about many teachers and preachers, as well as some politicians?
(a) They are selfless, noble, and idealistic.
(b) They draw too much attention to themselves.
(c) They are out of touch with reality.
(d) They are interested in bettering the lives of others.
9. Booker's night school at Hampton expands from twelve students to:
(a) Close to fifty.
(d) More than twenty.
10. What agreement is made so that Booker can spend more time at school?
(a) His brother and sister will help tend to the sheep.
(b) His mother will hire a helper for the house.
(c) He will work odd jobs to earn money to pay for school.
(d) He will work mornings and afternoons, attending school in between work shifts.
11. What do Booker and his co-teacher at Tuskegee agree they need to add to their curriculum?
12. Booker T. Washington spends his early years, from his birth until the end of the Civil War, as:
(a) An orphan.
(b) A slave.
(c) A refugee.
(d) A homeless child.
13. What do the Hampton night school students do during the day?
(a) Learn how to cook.
(c) Take care of their families.
(d) Tutor other students.
14. Where does Booker go at the end of his second year at Hampton?
(a) To work for the railroads in Norfolk.
(b) Back to the job he had the previous summer.
(c) Virginia Beach for fun and relaxation.
(d) Home to see his family.
15. What did Lewis Adams learn while still in slavery?
(a) Working with leather and metals.
(b) Reading, writing, shoemaking, harness making, and tinsmithing.
(c) Working with precious metals and semi-precious stones.
(d) Reading, writing, dairy farming, cooking, and blacksmithing.
Short Answer Questions
1. In the author's view, how would the freed slaves have been better served?
2. What is Booker's brother's name?
3. Booker explains that many Tuskegee families offered gifts to help out his school. Which gift touched him the most?
4. When Booker wants a cap in order to fit in at his school, what does his mother do?
5. As a young boy, one of Booker's jobs is what?
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