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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Robert Bedford become involved with Tuskegee Institute?
(a) As its assistant principal.
(b) As the school's chaplain.
(c) As a teacher.
(d) As a school trustee.
2. According to Washington, what group makes the best audience?
3. When Booker gets up one evening to check on a group of young men at Tuskegee, what does he find?
(a) The young men huddled around a fire, sharing the one blanket the school was able to provide them.
(b) The men sleeping soundly in their rooms.
(c) The young men making more bricks with the kiln to speed up construction.
(d) The men studying diligently for the next day's exams.
4. During his big speech in 1895, what does Booker focus on?
(a) The need for good teachers to train the next generation.
(b) The economic state of the nation's educational system.
(c) The people's responsibility towards future generations.
(d) The need for blacks and whites to work together.
5. As Washington's speaking engagements increase, he becomes aware that he carries a great burden because:
(a) His school's success depends on his fundraising ability.
(b) The ears of the entire world are listening.
(c) He represents all teachers across the nation.
(d) Many whites are waiting for him to misspeak.
6. Washington tells potential donors that money donated for a specific building at Tuskegee secures materials and:
(a) Builds the future of America.
(b) Pays for the labor involved.
(c) Directly impacts the education of the students.
(d) Buys furnishings.
7. What does Booker say about his school's treasurer?
(a) He is never discouraged and believes in the success of the school.
(b) He regularly finds innovative ways to raise money for the school.
(c) He is the most qualified man for the job due to his banking background.
(d) He was under suspicion for a time when funds went missing.
8. At his speaking engagement at the expo in 1895, Booker is:
(a) The only black man invited to speak at the event.
(b) The only southerner invited to speak at the event.
(c) Booed loudly.
(d) Hailed as a hero.
9. Booker states that efforts to foster community support for his Tuskegee school are:
(b) Taking up too much of his time.
(d) Met with resistance.
10. After traveling two thousand miles to give his five-minute speech, what does Booker do?
(a) Returns home.
(b) Spends time sightseeing.
(c) Takes a train back to Boston.
(d) Attends a dinner event.
11. 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 save money and teach his students practical skills.
(d) To show them that work is not drudgery when innovative methods are used.
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) They are quality bricks, and there is no nearby competition.
(c) The bricks aren't of the best quality, but they are inexpensive.
(d) The community tries to help the school in every way possible.
13. 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) Relieved that he finally gets a vacation.
(d) Excited about seeing Europe.
14. 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 reaches influential people, and more speaking engagements result.
(c) He does not mind spreading the word about his school.
(d) He enjoyed meeting the President.
15. 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.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Booker's second wife?
2. What does Booker state about the attitude of his Tuskegee students against manual labor?
3. How long does it take Booker's school to raise enough money to pay off debt?
4. Who does Booker visit with while traveling in Europe?
5. As Booker prepares to speak at the expo in 1895, he feels the weight of responsibility because his audience consists of:
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