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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As Washington's speaking engagements increase, he becomes aware that he carries a great burden because:
(a) The ears of the entire world are listening.
(b) He represents all teachers across the nation.
(c) His school's success depends on his fundraising ability.
(d) Many whites are waiting for him to misspeak.

2. Before giving his speech at the 1895 expo, Booker does what?
(a) Walks to clear his mind.
(b) Prays.
(c) Meets with his mentor.
(d) Reads.

3. 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 not easy.
(d) It's easier than it looks.

4. Booker notes that when it comes to giving money to his Tuskegee school, some people:
(a) Give more than they can possibly afford.
(b) Give more often and more generously.
(c) Would rather spend it on their families.
(d) Bring meals instead.

5. In his chapter on public speaking, the author expresses that before a speech, he:
(a) Never ceases to be nervous.
(b) Typically rewrites his entire speech.
(c) Practices in front of the mirror.
(d) Takes a warm bath to relax.

6. Who is Robert C. Bedford?
(a) A black pastor at a white church.
(b) The director of a nearby black elementary school.
(c) The director of a nearby white elementary school.
(d) A white pastor at a black church.

7. Why does Washington travel with Armstrong throughout larger Northern cities?
(a) To gather donations for Tuskegee.
(b) To learn from other educational programs.
(c) To give lectures on successful teaching techniques.
(d) To recruit new students.

8. Who becomes Tuskegee Institute's treasurer and substitute principal?
(a) Lewis Adams.
(b) Warren Logan.
(c) George Campbell.
(d) Jonathan Armstrong.

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

10. After traveling two thousand miles to give his five-minute speech, what does Booker do?
(a) Takes a train back to Boston.
(b) Spends time sightseeing.
(c) Attends a dinner event.
(d) Returns home.

11. Why does Booker sell his own watch to raise fifteen dollars?
(a) To pay for patching up the school roof.
(b) To treat his students to lunch.
(c) To help fund his students' brick-building efforts.
(d) To cover a portion of a student's tuition.

12. During the time that a new boarding program is being developed at Tuskegee Institute, challenges include:
(a) A shortage of building supplies.
(b) A strike by the school's teachers.
(c) Having nowhere to cook and no dining hall.
(d) Almost burning down the school.

13. Booker notes that giving the students a building project teaches them all aspects of construction and gives them:
(a) Hands-on experience to keep them from getting bored.
(b) A trade to fall back on when they leave school.
(c) A sense of worth and accomplishment.
(d) A reason to better appreciate their studies.

14. Booker remarks that too many people use the Christmas season as:
(a) A time to complain to relatives and employers.
(b) A time to overindulge in rich foods.
(c) A holiday for bribing teachers with gifts.
(d) An excuse to ignore work and drink excessively.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Raising Money," after his meeting with a man whom he expected would donate to his school, how does Booker feel?

2. What are the names of Booker's two sons?

3. How does Booker handle complaints by parents who don't want their students to do manual labor at his school?

4. What does Booker's third wife do at Tuskegee?

5. Washington tells potential donors that money donated for a specific building at Tuskegee secures materials and:

(see the answer keys)

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