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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 does not mind spreading the word about his school.
(c) He reaches influential people, and more speaking engagements result.
(d) He enjoyed meeting the President.
2. Why does Booker sell his own watch to raise fifteen dollars?
(a) To pay for patching up the school roof.
(b) To cover a portion of a student's tuition.
(c) To help fund his students' brick-building efforts.
(d) To treat his students to lunch.
3. During his speech at the Atlanta Exposition, Washington says people need to work together to pull the South up, or else:
(a) Bury their heads in the sand like an ostrich.
(b) Watch in despair as the nation crumbles.
(c) Allow others to pull against progress.
(d) Give up and walk away.
4. What does General Armstrong loan to the Tuskegee Institute?
(a) His guesthouse.
(b) His personal savings.
(c) His maps and globes.
(d) His book collection.
5. Booker points out that those who can't offer his Tuskegee school monetary donations instead offer:
(a) Family heirlooms.
(c) Their time.
(d) Home-cooked meals.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. When money is raised for Booker and his wife to travel to Europe, the author feels what?
(a) Thankful because his wife deserves a break.
(b) Guilty at vacationing while others work.
(c) Excited about seeing Europe.
(d) Relieved that he finally gets a vacation.
9. What does Booker say happens when a student defaces property at the Tuskegee school?
(a) Teachers lower the student's grade.
(b) The student must repair or pay for the damages.
(c) Another student chastises the action.
(d) The student is expelled for a week.
10. 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.
11. With a working kiln, Booker and his students make bricks for their school and for what other purpose?
(a) To sell to the community.
(b) To build a homeless shelter.
(c) For a community center.
(d) For a hurricane shelter.
12. Why do members of the community buy the bricks made by Booker's students?
(a) The bricks are far superior to what local competitors make.
(b) The bricks aren't of the best quality, but they are inexpensive.
(c) They are quality bricks, and there is no nearby competition.
(d) The community tries to help the school in every way possible.
13. What does Booker say about calm, self-possessed people?
(a) They make good parents.
(b) They make the best teachers.
(c) They lack drive.
(d) They are the most successful.
14. Who is Robert C. Bedford?
(a) A white pastor at a black church.
(b) The director of a nearby black elementary school.
(c) A black pastor at a white church.
(d) The director of a nearby white elementary school.
15. How do the Tuskegee students treat Booker T. Washington?
(a) With contempt because they feel he's too demanding.
(b) As a fellow friend and colleague.
(c) With respect, helping him in many ways including carrying his books.
(d) With reservation, afraid to approach the school's director.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Washington travel with Armstrong throughout larger Northern cities?
2. Does General Armstrong teach at Tuskegee?
3. How does Booker handle complaints by parents who don't want their students to do manual labor at his school?
4. In Europe, what observation does Booker make about Holland?
5. Because he's disappointed by how the people of Tuskegee regard Christmas, what does Booker introduce at his school?
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