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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. During his travels, what does Booker like to do on the train rides?
(a) Rehearse his speeches.
(c) Meet new people.
(d) Read and relax.
2. How does a mill owner help the Tuskegee Institute?
(a) Offering apprenticeships to several of the students.
(b) Building new desks for the students.
(c) Making a very large monetary donation.
(d) Providing lumber for a large central building.
3. Regarding the people that Booker approaches to support Tuskegee Institute, he notes that:
(a) Most are uninterested.
(b) Most try to find a polite way to get out of helping.
(c) Most consider him to be doing "our work."
(d) Few actually offer funds.
4. When Booker goes to the smoking car of a train after dining with two women, what happens?
(a) He is asked to leave.
(b) Everyone greets him and talks to him about his work.
(c) He is greeted politely and left alone.
(d) Everyone in the smoking car walks out.
5. As Booker prepares to speak at the expo in 1895, he feels the weight of responsibility because his audience consists of:
(a) Fellow educators.
(b) Wealthy potential donors.
(c) Politicians and other influential policy makers.
(d) Northerners, Southerners, blacks, and whites.
6. With a working kiln, Booker and his students make bricks for their school and for what other purpose?
(a) For a community center.
(b) For a hurricane shelter.
(c) To build a homeless shelter.
(d) To sell to the community.
7. When Miss Davidson travels to ask for financial support for the Tuskegee Institute, she meets two Northern ladies who agree to donate:
(a) Half of their inheritance.
(b) Twenty cents of every dollar they earn.
(c) Six thousand dollars a year.
(d) Four hundred dollars a month.
8. What expo is Booker invited to speak at in September of 1895?
(a) The International Northern States Exposition.
(b) The Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition.
(c) The Boston World Exposition.
(d) The Alabama Agricultural and Industrial Exposition.
9. 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) Relieved that he finally gets a vacation.
(c) Guilty at vacationing while others work.
(d) Excited about seeing Europe.
10. What are the names of Booker's two sons?
(a) Jonathan and Edward.
(b) Lewis and Edison.
(c) Booker and Ernest.
(d) Elias and Jacob.
11. What does Booker say about his school's treasurer?
(a) He is the most qualified man for the job due to his banking background.
(b) He was under suspicion for a time when funds went missing.
(c) He regularly finds innovative ways to raise money for the school.
(d) He is never discouraged and believes in the success of the school.
12. What does Booker T. Washington say that General Armstrong teaches him about racial prejudice?
(a) It's a waste of time and energy.
(b) It's unavoidable.
(c) It's a sin.
(d) With much effort, it can be overcome.
13. What does Booker say happens when a student defaces property at the Tuskegee school?
(a) Teachers lower the student's grade.
(b) The student is expelled for a week.
(c) The student must repair or pay for the damages.
(d) Another student chastises the action.
14. In "Raising Money," after his meeting with a man whom he expected would donate to his school, how does Booker feel?
(b) As though he wasted his time.
(c) Very grateful.
(d) Angry but not defeated.
15. "Porter Hall" at Tuskegee Institute is named after whom?
(a) The mayor of Tuskegee at the time the school opened.
(b) A.H. Porter, who donated a large sum.
(c) Jonathan Porter, Booker's childhood friend.
(d) The state governor at the time the school was established.
Short Answer Questions
1. Booker remarks that too many people use the Christmas season as:
2. In "Raising Money," although Washington's meeting with a potential donor for his school doesn't go quite as expected, what happens years later?
3. Booker is invited to serve on what kind of board?
4. When asking for funds for his school from the wealthy, Booker notes that it's best to:
5. When Booker speaks of the Christmas season, what is his complaint?
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