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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Booker travels by train and two women recognize him, they insist that he join them for dinner. Why does this worry him?
(a) He does not want their husbands to become jealous.
(b) He does not want his girlfriend to become jealous.
(c) He does not recognize them and wonders what they want.
(d) He expects to be confronted because he is a black man dining in the white section.

2. Worrying over his students, Booker often loses:
(a) His appetite.
(b) Money.
(c) Weight.
(d) Sleep.

3. What does Booker say about calm, self-possessed people?
(a) They are the most successful.
(b) They make the best teachers.
(c) They make good parents.
(d) They lack drive.

4. How does Robert Bedford become involved with Tuskegee Institute?
(a) As a school trustee.
(b) As the school's chaplain.
(c) As a teacher.
(d) As its assistant principal.

5. In "Raising Money," although Washington's meeting with a potential donor for his school doesn't go quite as expected, what happens years later?
(a) The man sends ten thousand dollars to the school.
(b) The man sends one thousand dollars to the school.
(c) The man visits the school and apologizes for not helping.
(d) The man decides to become a teacher at the school.

6. After dining with two women in a train's dining section, Booker goes to the smoking car where he expects:
(a) To be berated by the men.
(b) To be asked to leave.
(c) To catch up on reading.
(d) To meet up with a friend.

7. When Booker gets up one evening to check on a group of young men at Tuskegee, what does he find?
(a) The young men making more bricks with the kiln to speed up construction.
(b) The young men huddled around a fire, sharing the one blanket the school was able to provide them.
(c) The men studying diligently for the next day's exams.
(d) The men sleeping soundly in their rooms.

8. Who is Booker's second wife?
(a) Miss Ruthie.
(b) Miss Jefferson.
(c) Miss Davidson.
(d) Miss Mackie.

9. How long does it take Booker's school to raise enough money to pay off debt?
(a) Two years.
(b) Ten months.
(c) A few months.
(d) Fifteen months.

10. Why does Booker turn down offers from publishers and speech circuits?
(a) He'd rather spend time researching better education methods.
(b) They do not offer enough payment.
(c) To continue his work at Tuskegee.
(d) He does not trust their intentions.

11. What does Booker T. Washington say that General Armstrong teaches him about racial prejudice?
(a) With much effort, it can be overcome.
(b) It's a waste of time and energy.
(c) It's unavoidable.
(d) It's a sin.

12. When asking for funds for his school from the wealthy, Booker notes that it's best to:
(a) Compliment the donors profusely.
(b) Present facts about the school and not appear to beg.
(c) Try to make the donors feel guilty.
(d) Speak loudly and quickly to generate excitement.

13. In Europe, what observation does Booker make about Holland?
(a) The land is used economically.
(b) The windmill designs are ingenious.
(c) The Dutch are industrious and progressive.
(d) The colorful tulips add beauty to the land.

14. How do the Tuskegee students treat Booker T. Washington?
(a) As a fellow friend and colleague.
(b) With contempt because they feel he's too demanding.
(c) With reservation, afraid to approach the school's director.
(d) With respect, helping him in many ways including carrying his books.

15. Who does Booker visit with while traveling in Europe?
(a) The Queen of England.
(b) Thomas Edison and Marie Curie.
(c) The King of Spain.
(d) Mark Twain and Susan B. Anthony.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Booker state about the attitude of his Tuskegee students against manual labor?

2. After traveling two thousand miles to give his five-minute speech, what does Booker do?

3. As Booker prepares to speak at the expo in 1895, he feels the weight of responsibility because his audience consists of:

4. In the chapter "Raising Money," Booker relates the story of being told about a man who might be interested in donating to his school. How does Booker reach the man?

5. Before giving his speech at the 1895 expo, Booker does what?

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