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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Because he's disappointed by how the people of Tuskegee regard Christmas, what does Booker introduce at his school?
(a) Ethics education.
(b) Lessons from major world religions.
(c) History of Christianity.
(d) Bible teachings.
2. During his big speech in 1895, what does Booker focus on?
(a) The economic state of the nation's educational system.
(b) The people's responsibility towards future generations.
(c) The need for blacks and whites to work together.
(d) The need for good teachers to train the next generation.
3. When Miss Davidson travels to ask for financial support for the Tuskegee Institute, she meets two Northern ladies who agree to donate:
(a) Four hundred dollars a month.
(b) Half of their inheritance.
(c) Six thousand dollars a year.
(d) Twenty cents of every dollar they earn.
4. What does General Armstrong loan to the Tuskegee Institute?
(a) His book collection.
(b) His guesthouse.
(c) His personal savings.
(d) His maps and globes.
5. When Booker is schedule to speak in Boston, he's also invited to speak where?
(a) In the South.
(b) In his hometown.
(c) In Tuskegee.
(d) In Detroit.
6. 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.
7. How does Booker handle complaints by parents who don't want their students to do manual labor at his school?
(a) He excuses their children from doing manual labor.
(b) He recruits these parents to help with construction projects.
(c) He ignores them.
(d) He gives the parents a lecture about the benefits of hard work.
8. In his chapter on public speaking, the author expresses that before a speech, he:
(a) Practices in front of the mirror.
(b) Typically rewrites his entire speech.
(c) Never ceases to be nervous.
(d) Takes a warm bath to relax.
9. 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 gather donations for Tuskegee.
(d) To recruit new students.
10. Teachers at Tuskegee are largely recruited from where?
11. What do Booker and his students discover when they first try to make bricks?
(a) They don't have the right materials.
(b) It's terribly time-consuming and boring.
(c) It's easier than it looks.
(d) It's not easy.
12. Why does Booker say it was worth the effort to travel two thousand miles to give a five-minute speech?
(a) The women's group makes a generous donation to his school.
(b) He reaches influential people, and more speaking engagements result.
(c) He enjoyed meeting the President.
(d) He does not mind spreading the word about his school.
13. Booker states that efforts to foster community support for his Tuskegee school are:
(a) Met with resistance.
(d) Taking up too much of his time.
14. In the chapter "Raising Money," what is the outcome of the meeting Booker has with a man he had been told might be interested in donating to his school?
(a) The man explains he is no longer wealthy.
(b) The man cuts the meeting short and asks Booker to leave.
(c) The man does not make a donation.
(d) The man donates a large sum.
15. Who does Booker visit with while traveling in Europe?
(a) The Queen of England.
(b) Mark Twain and Susan B. Anthony.
(c) The King of Spain.
(d) Thomas Edison and Marie Curie.
Short Answer Questions
1. After dining with two women in a train's dining section, Booker goes to the smoking car where he expects:
2. At his speaking engagement at the expo in 1895, Booker is:
3. What does Booker state about the attitude of his Tuskegee students against manual labor?
4. What moment does Booker say he enjoys the most when giving a speech?
5. What does Booker tell people that he enjoys doing in his spare time in Tuskegee?
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