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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are the names of Booker's two sons?
(a) Jonathan and Edward.
(b) Booker and Ernest.
(c) Elias and Jacob.
(d) Lewis and Edison.

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

3. Who does Booker visit with while traveling in Europe?
(a) Mark Twain and Susan B. Anthony.
(b) The Queen of England.
(c) The King of Spain.
(d) Thomas Edison and Marie Curie.

4. What does Booker state about the attitude of his Tuskegee students against manual labor?
(a) It is counterproductive.
(b) It doesn't change at all.
(c) It is perfectly understandable.
(d) It begins to change.

5. When Booker is asked how his school can succeed with him gone so much, what does he reply?
(a) He leaves precise, detailed instructions for the teachers and administrators.
(b) The school can't succeed if nobody goes out to talk about it and generate support.
(c) The students are industrious and can take care of themselves.
(d) The school is organized such that others can take over aspects of the operation in his absence.

6. As Washington's speaking engagements increase, he becomes aware that he carries a great burden because:
(a) The ears of the entire world are listening.
(b) Many whites are waiting for him to misspeak.
(c) He represents all teachers across the nation.
(d) His school's success depends on his fundraising ability.

7. Why does Booker have his students build the Tuskegee Institute's buildings?
(a) To show the surrounding community that he is committed to making a difference.
(b) To save money and teach his students practical skills.
(c) To show them that work is not drudgery when innovative methods are used.
(d) The people he initially hired to construct the buildings took the money and left town.

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

9. Booker says that officials and leaders who visit the Tuskegee Institute are what?
(a) Appalled by conditions.
(b) Impressed by its progress.
(c) Anxious to see results.
(d) Ready to help in every way possible.

10. What happens to Booker's second wife?
(a) She dies young.
(b) She drowns.
(c) She is kidnapped.
(d) She leaves him.

11. When Booker is schedule to speak in Boston, he's also invited to speak where?
(a) In his hometown.
(b) In Tuskegee.
(c) In Detroit.
(d) In the South.

12. Because he's disappointed by how the people of Tuskegee regard Christmas, what does Booker introduce at his school?
(a) Lessons from major world religions.
(b) History of Christianity.
(c) Ethics education.
(d) Bible teachings.

13. In "Raising Money," after his meeting with a man whom he expected would donate to his school, how does Booker feel?
(a) Very grateful.
(b) Angry but not defeated.
(c) As though he wasted his time.
(d) Elated.

14. What moment does Booker say he enjoys the most when giving a speech?
(a) When he connects with his audience.
(b) Right after he finishes his last word.
(c) Right before speaking his first word.
(d) The moment the applause begins.

15. Worrying over his students, Booker often loses:
(a) Money.
(b) Weight.
(c) His appetite.
(d) Sleep.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Europe, what observation does Booker make about Holland?

2. Booker notes that when it comes to giving money to his Tuskegee school, some people:

3. When Miss Davidson travels to ask for financial support for the Tuskegee Institute, she meets two Northern ladies who agree to donate:

4. Booker notes that giving the students a building project teaches them all aspects of construction and gives them:

5. 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?

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