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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Before giving his speech at the 1895 expo, Booker does what?
(b) Meets with his mentor.
(d) Walks to clear his mind.
2. How does Robert Bedford become involved with Tuskegee Institute?
(a) As a teacher.
(b) As its assistant principal.
(c) As a school trustee.
(d) As the school's chaplain.
3. Why does Booker have his students build the Tuskegee Institute's buildings?
(a) To save money and teach his students practical skills.
(b) The people he initially hired to construct the buildings took the money and left town.
(c) To show them that work is not drudgery when innovative methods are used.
(d) To show the surrounding community that he is committed to making a difference.
4. What does Booker feel should determine the right to vote?
(a) The ability to read.
(b) Age alone.
(c) Being born in the U.S.
(d) An eligibility test for both races.
5. As Booker prepares to speak at the expo in 1895, he feels the weight of responsibility because his audience consists of:
(a) Northerners, Southerners, blacks, and whites.
(b) Fellow educators.
(c) Politicians and other influential policy makers.
(d) Wealthy potential donors.
6. At the Tuskegee Institute, Booker absolutely insists that every student have and use a:
(a) Slide rule.
(c) Fountain pen.
7. What does Booker say about the way that Southerners treat him?
(a) They treat him poorly.
(b) They treat him like royalty.
(c) They are indifferent to him.
(d) They never insult him.
8. 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 his girlfriend to become jealous.
(b) He expects to be confronted because he is a black man dining in the white section.
(c) He does not want their husbands to become jealous.
(d) He does not recognize them and wonders what they want.
9. Booker's trip to Europe is his first vacation in how many years?
10. In "Raising Money," after his meeting with a man whom he expected would donate to his school, how does Booker feel?
(a) Very grateful.
(b) As though he wasted his time.
(c) Angry but not defeated.
11. 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.
12. What are the names of Booker's two sons?
(a) Jonathan and Edward.
(b) Lewis and Edison.
(c) Booker and Ernest.
(d) Elias and Jacob.
13. Who is Robert C. Bedford?
(a) The director of a nearby black elementary school.
(b) A black pastor at a white church.
(c) A white pastor at a black church.
(d) The director of a nearby white elementary school.
14. When asking for funds for his school from the wealthy, Booker notes that it's best to:
(a) Try to make the donors feel guilty.
(b) Present facts about the school and not appear to beg.
(c) Compliment the donors profusely.
(d) Speak loudly and quickly to generate excitement.
15. What does Booker say about his school's treasurer?
(a) He is never discouraged and believes in the success of the school.
(b) He was under suspicion for a time when funds went missing.
(c) He is the most qualified man for the job due to his banking background.
(d) He regularly finds innovative ways to raise money for the school.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Booker sell his own watch to raise fifteen dollars?
2. Why does Booker turn down offers from publishers and speech circuits?
3. Regarding the people that Booker approaches to support Tuskegee Institute, he notes that:
4. Booker notes that when it comes to giving money to his Tuskegee school, some people:
5. Washington travels two thousand miles to give a five-minute speech to whom?
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