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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does a mill owner help the Tuskegee Institute?
(a) Making a very large monetary donation.
(b) Building new desks for the students.
(c) Offering apprenticeships to several of the students.
(d) Providing lumber for a large central building.

2. Regarding the people that Booker approaches to support Tuskegee Institute, he notes that:
(a) Most are uninterested.
(b) Most try to find a polite way to get out of helping.
(c) Most consider him to be doing "our work."
(d) Few actually offer funds.

3. During his speech at the Atlanta Exposition, Washington says people need to work together to pull the South up, or else:
(a) Give up and walk away.
(b) Allow others to pull against progress.
(c) Watch in despair as the nation crumbles.
(d) Bury their heads in the sand like an ostrich.

4. What does Booker's third wife do at Tuskegee?
(a) She is a teacher and musician.
(b) She is a teacher and lady principal.
(c) She is head cook.
(d) She is director of the girls' dormitory.

5. Why does Booker have his students build the Tuskegee Institute's buildings?
(a) The people he initially hired to construct the buildings took the money and left town.
(b) To show the surrounding community that he is committed to making a difference.
(c) To show them that work is not drudgery when innovative methods are used.
(d) To save money and teach his students practical skills.

6. What does Booker say about the way that Southerners treat him?
(a) They treat him like royalty.
(b) They are indifferent to him.
(c) They never insult him.
(d) They treat him poorly.

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

8. When Booker speaks of the Christmas season, what is his complaint?
(a) People give each other useless trinkets.
(b) Churches must shorten their Christmas services.
(c) People have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas.
(d) Stores sell too many unnecessary items.

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

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

11. 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 visits the school and apologizes for not helping.
(b) The man sends one thousand dollars to the school.
(c) The man decides to become a teacher at the school.
(d) The man sends ten thousand dollars to the school.

12. 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.

13. Who is Washington's third wife?
(a) JoEllen Agnes Baker.
(b) Elizabeth Stanton Smith.
(c) Margaret James Murray.
(d) Martha Jones Jackson.

14. How do the Tuskegee students treat Booker T. Washington?
(a) With contempt because they feel he's too demanding.
(b) With reservation, afraid to approach the school's director.
(c) With respect, helping him in many ways including carrying his books.
(d) As a fellow friend and colleague.

15. What does Booker say happens when a student defaces property at the Tuskegee school?
(a) The student must repair or pay for the damages.
(b) The student is expelled for a week.
(c) Teachers lower the student's grade.
(d) Another student chastises the action.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When asking for funds for his school from the wealthy, Booker notes that it's best to:

3. After traveling two thousand miles to give his five-minute speech, what does Booker do?

4. What expo is Booker invited to speak at in September of 1895?

5. In the chapter "Raising Money," Booker relates the story of being told about a man who might be interested in donating to his school. How does Booker reach the man?

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