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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. During his travels, what does Booker like to do on the train rides?
(a) Rehearse his speeches.
(c) Meet new people.
(d) Read and relax.
2. Why does Washington travel with Armstrong throughout larger Northern cities?
(a) To give lectures on successful teaching techniques.
(b) To learn from other educational programs.
(c) To recruit new students.
(d) To gather donations for Tuskegee.
3. Does General Armstrong teach at Tuskegee?
(a) No, but he heads a building project.
(b) Yes, full-time.
(c) No, he's at Hampton.
(d) Yes, part-time.
4. In his chapter on public speaking, the author expresses that before a speech, he:
(a) Typically rewrites his entire speech.
(b) Practices in front of the mirror.
(c) Never ceases to be nervous.
(d) Takes a warm bath to relax.
5. During his big speech in 1895, what does Booker focus on?
(a) The people's responsibility towards future generations.
(b) The need for blacks and whites to work together.
(c) The economic state of the nation's educational system.
(d) The need for good teachers to train the next generation.
6. What does Booker's third wife do at Tuskegee?
(a) She is a teacher and musician.
(b) She is director of the girls' dormitory.
(c) She is head cook.
(d) She is a teacher and lady principal.
7. Who becomes Tuskegee Institute's treasurer and substitute principal?
(a) Jonathan Armstrong.
(b) Lewis Adams.
(c) George Campbell.
(d) Warren Logan.
8. 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 decides to become a teacher at the school.
(b) The man sends one thousand dollars to the school.
(c) The man sends ten thousand dollars to the school.
(d) The man visits the school and apologizes for not helping.
9. What does Booker receive following his Atlanta Exposition speech?
(a) An outpouring of approval.
(b) An invitation to dinner.
(c) A threatening letter.
(d) A basket of flowers.
10. When money is raised for Booker and his wife to travel to Europe, the author feels what?
(a) Relieved that he finally gets a vacation.
(b) Guilty at vacationing while others work.
(c) Excited about seeing Europe.
(d) Thankful because his wife deserves a break.
11. Booker's trip to Europe is his first vacation in how many years?
12. "Porter Hall" at Tuskegee Institute is named after whom?
(a) The state governor at the time the school was established.
(b) Jonathan Porter, Booker's childhood friend.
(c) A.H. Porter, who donated a large sum.
(d) The mayor of Tuskegee at the time the school opened.
13. Regarding the people that Booker approaches to support Tuskegee Institute, he notes that:
(a) Most try to find a polite way to get out of helping.
(b) Few actually offer funds.
(c) Most consider him to be doing "our work."
(d) Most are uninterested.
14. Who is Washington's third wife?
(a) Martha Jones Jackson.
(b) Elizabeth Stanton Smith.
(c) JoEllen Agnes Baker.
(d) Margaret James Murray.
15. Why does Booker say it was worth the effort to travel two thousand miles to give a five-minute speech?
(a) He reaches influential people, and more speaking engagements result.
(b) He does not mind spreading the word about his school.
(c) The women's group makes a generous donation to his school.
(d) He enjoyed meeting the President.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens to Booker's second wife?
2. Before giving his speech at the 1895 expo, Booker does what?
3. What does Booker tell people that he enjoys doing in his spare time in Tuskegee?
4. What does General Armstrong loan to the Tuskegee Institute?
5. When Miss Davidson travels to ask for financial support for the Tuskegee Institute, she meets two Northern ladies who agree to donate:
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