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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. With a working kiln, Booker and his students make bricks for their school and for what other purpose?
(a) For a hurricane shelter.
(b) To sell to the community.
(c) To build a homeless shelter.
(d) For a community center.
2. How does Robert Bedford become involved with Tuskegee Institute?
(a) As its assistant principal.
(b) As the school's chaplain.
(c) As a school trustee.
(d) As a teacher.
3. How do the Tuskegee students treat Booker T. Washington?
(a) As a fellow friend and colleague.
(b) With reservation, afraid to approach the school's director.
(c) With respect, helping him in many ways including carrying his books.
(d) With contempt because they feel he's too demanding.
4. 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) Bury their heads in the sand like an ostrich.
(c) Watch in despair as the nation crumbles.
(d) Allow others to pull against progress.
5. What happens to Booker's second wife?
(a) She drowns.
(b) She leaves him.
(c) She is kidnapped.
(d) She dies young.
6. In his chapter on public speaking, the author expresses that before a speech, he:
(a) Takes a warm bath to relax.
(b) Practices in front of the mirror.
(c) Never ceases to be nervous.
(d) Typically rewrites his entire speech.
7. Why do members of the community buy the bricks made by Booker's students?
(a) The bricks aren't of the best quality, but they are inexpensive.
(b) The community tries to help the school in every way possible.
(c) The bricks are far superior to what local competitors make.
(d) They are quality bricks, and there is no nearby competition.
8. Why does Washington travel with Armstrong throughout larger Northern cities?
(a) To learn from other educational programs.
(b) To gather donations for Tuskegee.
(c) To recruit new students.
(d) To give lectures on successful teaching techniques.
9. 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 need for good teachers to train the next generation.
(d) The economic state of the nation's educational system.
10. What does Booker tell people that he enjoys doing in his spare time in Tuskegee?
(a) Plant in his garden and raise fowl.
(b) Visit friends.
(c) Write his memoir.
(d) Engage in philosophical debates.
11. During the time that a new boarding program is being developed at Tuskegee Institute, challenges include:
(a) Having nowhere to cook and no dining hall.
(b) A shortage of building supplies.
(c) Almost burning down the school.
(d) A strike by the school's teachers.
12. When asking for funds for his school from the wealthy, Booker notes that it's best to:
(a) Present facts about the school and not appear to beg.
(b) Compliment the donors profusely.
(c) Speak loudly and quickly to generate excitement.
(d) Try to make the donors feel guilty.
13. In "Raising Money," after his meeting with a man whom he expected would donate to his school, how does Booker feel?
(a) Angry but not defeated.
(c) Very grateful.
(d) As though he wasted his time.
14. Who is Booker's second wife?
(a) Miss Mackie.
(b) Miss Ruthie.
(c) Miss Davidson.
(d) Miss Jefferson.
15. When Miss Davidson travels to ask for financial support for the Tuskegee Institute, she meets two Northern ladies who agree to donate:
(a) Six thousand dollars a year.
(b) Half of their inheritance.
(c) Four hundred dollars a month.
(d) Twenty cents of every dollar they earn.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens when Booker and his students try to construct a kiln for baking bricks?
2. At his speaking engagement at the expo in 1895, Booker is:
3. How long does it take Booker's school to raise enough money to pay off debt?
4. When money is raised for Booker and his wife to travel to Europe, the author feels what?
5. Why does Booker sell his own watch to raise fifteen dollars?
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