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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Washington travels two thousand miles to give a five-minute speech to whom?
(a) A group of influential people.
(b) A women's group.
(c) A retired general.
(d) The President of the U.S.

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

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

4. When asking for funds for his school from the wealthy, Booker notes that it's best to:
(a) Compliment the donors profusely.
(b) Speak loudly and quickly to generate excitement.
(c) Try to make the donors feel guilty.
(d) Present facts about the school and not appear to beg.

5. After dining with two women in a train's dining section, Booker goes to the smoking car where he expects:
(a) To meet up with a friend.
(b) To be asked to leave.
(c) To catch up on reading.
(d) To be berated by the men.

6. What does Booker feel should determine the right to vote?
(a) Being born in the U.S.
(b) The ability to read.
(c) Age alone.
(d) An eligibility test for both races.

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

8. How does Booker handle complaints by parents who don't want their students to do manual labor at his school?
(a) He recruits these parents to help with construction projects.
(b) He gives the parents a lecture about the benefits of hard work.
(c) He excuses their children from doing manual labor.
(d) He ignores them.

9. What does General Armstrong loan to the Tuskegee Institute?
(a) His guesthouse.
(b) His maps and globes.
(c) His personal savings.
(d) His book collection.

10. 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 help fund his students' brick-building efforts.
(d) To cover a portion of a student's tuition.

11. What expo is Booker invited to speak at in September of 1895?
(a) The Alabama Agricultural and Industrial Exposition.
(b) The International Northern States Exposition.
(c) The Boston World Exposition.
(d) The Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition.

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

13. How long does it take Booker's school to raise enough money to pay off debt?
(a) A few months.
(b) Two years.
(c) Fifteen months.
(d) Ten months.

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

15. Booker states that efforts to foster community support for his Tuskegee school are:
(a) Successful.
(b) Met with resistance.
(c) Tiresome.
(d) Taking up too much of his time.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Raising Money," although Washington's meeting with a potential donor for his school doesn't go quite as expected, what happens years later?

2. According to Washington, what group makes the best audience?

3. What does Booker say about his school's treasurer?

4. What happens when Booker and his students try to construct a kiln for baking bricks?

5. During his travels, what does Booker like to do on the train rides?

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