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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In the chapter "Raising Money," what is the outcome of the meeting Booker has with a man he had been told might be interested in donating to his school?
(a) The man cuts the meeting short and asks Booker to leave.
(b) The man donates a large sum.
(c) The man does not make a donation.
(d) The man explains he is no longer wealthy.
2. Booker notes that when it comes to giving money to his Tuskegee school, some people:
(a) Give more often and more generously.
(b) Bring meals instead.
(c) Give more than they can possibly afford.
(d) Would rather spend it on their families.
3. Booker says that officials and leaders who visit the Tuskegee Institute are what?
(a) Anxious to see results.
(b) Ready to help in every way possible.
(c) Impressed by its progress.
(d) Appalled by conditions.
4. How long does it take Booker's school to raise enough money to pay off debt?
(a) Fifteen months.
(b) Ten months.
(c) A few months.
(d) Two years.
5. What does Booker feel should determine the right to vote?
(a) The ability to read.
(b) Age alone.
(c) Being born in the U.S.
(d) An eligibility test for both races.
6. When money is raised for Booker and his wife to travel to Europe, the author feels what?
(a) Excited about seeing Europe.
(b) Relieved that he finally gets a vacation.
(c) Thankful because his wife deserves a break.
(d) Guilty at vacationing while others work.
7. Who does Booker visit with while traveling in Europe?
(a) Thomas Edison and Marie Curie.
(b) The King of Spain.
(c) Mark Twain and Susan B. Anthony.
(d) The Queen of England.
8. 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) Politicians and other influential policy makers.
(c) Fellow educators.
(d) Wealthy potential donors.
9. Why do members of the community buy the bricks made by Booker's students?
(a) The community tries to help the school in every way possible.
(b) The bricks are far superior to what local competitors make.
(c) The bricks aren't of the best quality, but they are inexpensive.
(d) They are quality bricks, and there is no nearby competition.
10. Worrying over his students, Booker often loses:
(b) His appetite.
11. After traveling two thousand miles to give his five-minute speech, what does Booker do?
(a) Takes a train back to Boston.
(b) Returns home.
(c) Attends a dinner event.
(d) Spends time sightseeing.
12. Booker's trip to Europe is his first vacation in how many years?
13. Booker notes that giving the students a building project teaches them all aspects of construction and gives them:
(a) A reason to better appreciate their studies.
(b) A sense of worth and accomplishment.
(c) A trade to fall back on when they leave school.
(d) Hands-on experience to keep them from getting bored.
14. How do the Tuskegee students treat Booker T. Washington?
(a) With respect, helping him in many ways including carrying his books.
(b) With contempt because they feel he's too demanding.
(c) As a fellow friend and colleague.
(d) With reservation, afraid to approach the school's director.
15. 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 young men making more bricks with the kiln to speed up construction.
(c) The men sleeping soundly in their rooms.
(d) The men studying diligently for the next day's exams.
Short Answer Questions
1. What expo is Booker invited to speak at in September of 1895?
2. What happens when Booker and his students try to construct a kiln for baking bricks?
3. How does a mill owner help the Tuskegee Institute?
4. Regarding the people that Booker approaches to support Tuskegee Institute, he notes that:
5. At the Tuskegee Institute, Booker absolutely insists that every student have and use a:
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