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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. As Booker prepares to speak at the expo in 1895, he feels the weight of responsibility because his audience consists of:
(a) Northerners, Southerners, blacks, and whites.
(b) Wealthy potential donors.
(c) Fellow educators.
(d) Politicians and other influential policy makers.
2. Why does Booker say it was worth the effort to travel two thousand miles to give a five-minute speech?
(a) He reaches influential people, and more speaking engagements result.
(b) He does not mind spreading the word about his school.
(c) He enjoyed meeting the President.
(d) The women's group makes a generous donation to his school.
3. Why does Booker turn down offers from publishers and speech circuits?
(a) He does not trust their intentions.
(b) They do not offer enough payment.
(c) To continue his work at Tuskegee.
(d) He'd rather spend time researching better education methods.
4. What does Booker say about the way that Southerners treat him?
(a) They treat him like royalty.
(b) They never insult him.
(c) They treat him poorly.
(d) They are indifferent to him.
5. 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.
6. Worrying over his students, Booker often loses:
(a) His appetite.
7. 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.
8. Booker's trip to Europe is his first vacation in how many years?
9. Who does Booker visit with while traveling in Europe?
(a) Thomas Edison and Marie Curie.
(b) The Queen of England.
(c) Mark Twain and Susan B. Anthony.
(d) The King of Spain.
10. What happens when Booker and his students try to construct a kiln for baking bricks?
(a) It works perfectly the first time.
(b) They fail in their first four attempts.
(c) Two students are seriously injured.
(d) They fail once, and then get experts to construct the kiln.
11. 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.
12. 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) Teachers lower the student's grade.
(c) The student is expelled for a week.
(d) Another student chastises the action.
13. At the Tuskegee Institute, Booker absolutely insists that every student have and use a:
(b) Slide rule.
(c) Fountain pen.
14. At his speaking engagement at the expo in 1895, Booker is:
(a) The only southerner invited to speak at the event.
(b) Booed loudly.
(c) The only black man invited to speak at the event.
(d) Hailed as a hero.
15. What does Booker T. Washington say that General Armstrong teaches him about racial prejudice?
(a) It's a sin.
(b) With much effort, it can be overcome.
(c) It's a waste of time and energy.
(d) It's unavoidable.
Short Answer Questions
1. What expo is Booker invited to speak at in September of 1895?
2. How do the Tuskegee students treat Booker T. Washington?
3. According to Washington, what group makes the best audience?
4. Why does Booker sell his own watch to raise fifteen dollars?
5. What are the names of Booker's two sons?
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