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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When Booker is asked how his school can succeed with him gone so much, what does he reply?
(a) The students are industrious and can take care of themselves.
(b) The school is organized such that others can take over aspects of the operation in his absence.
(c) He leaves precise, detailed instructions for the teachers and administrators.
(d) The school can't succeed if nobody goes out to talk about it and generate support.
2. During his big speech in 1895, what does Booker focus on?
(a) The need for blacks and whites to work together.
(b) The need for good teachers to train the next generation.
(c) The people's responsibility towards future generations.
(d) The economic state of the nation's educational system.
3. Because he's disappointed by how the people of Tuskegee regard Christmas, what does Booker introduce at his school?
(a) History of Christianity.
(b) Lessons from major world religions.
(c) Ethics education.
(d) Bible teachings.
4. What does Booker's third wife do at Tuskegee?
(a) She is a teacher and musician.
(b) She is head cook.
(c) She is director of the girls' dormitory.
(d) She is a teacher and lady principal.
5. What does Booker feel should determine the right to vote?
(a) The ability to read.
(b) An eligibility test for both races.
(c) Age alone.
(d) Being born in the U.S.
6. Does General Armstrong teach at Tuskegee?
(a) No, but he heads a building project.
(b) No, he's at Hampton.
(c) Yes, part-time.
(d) Yes, full-time.
7. What does Booker say about calm, self-possessed people?
(a) They make good parents.
(b) They lack drive.
(c) They are the most successful.
(d) They make the best teachers.
8. In his chapter on public speaking, the author expresses that before a speech, he:
(a) Practices in front of the mirror.
(b) Takes a warm bath to relax.
(c) Never ceases to be nervous.
(d) Typically rewrites his entire speech.
9. When asking for funds for his school from the wealthy, Booker notes that it's best to:
(a) Speak loudly and quickly to generate excitement.
(b) Compliment the donors profusely.
(c) Present facts about the school and not appear to beg.
(d) Try to make the donors feel guilty.
10. 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.
11. What are the names of Booker's two sons?
(a) Elias and Jacob.
(b) Jonathan and Edward.
(c) Booker and Ernest.
(d) Lewis and Edison.
12. 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) Give up and walk away.
(c) Allow others to pull against progress.
(d) Bury their heads in the sand like an ostrich.
13. In the chapter "Raising Money," Booker relates the story of being told about a man who might be interested in donating to his school. How does Booker reach the man?
(a) Takes a train.
(b) Waits for him at his work.
(c) Rides a horse-drawn carriage.
(d) Walks two miles to his house.
14. In "Raising Money," although Washington's meeting with a potential donor for his school doesn't go quite as expected, what happens years later?
(a) The man decides to become a teacher at the school.
(b) The man visits the school and apologizes for not helping.
(c) The man sends ten thousand dollars to the school.
(d) The man sends one thousand dollars to the school.
15. 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) Another student chastises the action.
(d) The student is expelled for a week.
Short Answer Questions
1. Worrying over his students, Booker often loses:
2. What does Booker tell people that he enjoys doing in his spare time in Tuskegee?
3. What does General Armstrong loan to the Tuskegee Institute?
4. Who is Robert C. Bedford?
5. How does Booker handle complaints by parents who don't want their students to do manual labor at his school?
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