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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Booker explains that some girls who had worked as laundresses went to school for six to eight years and came out not wanting to do laundry but wanting:
(a) Better clothes and other possessions.
(b) To marry educated men.
(c) To make a difference in the world.
(d) Their own servants, cooks, and laundresses.

2. Booker feels that some individuals were not served well enough by their education and that, in the end, their desires increased but:
(a) Their dreams were shattered.
(b) Their ability to meet these desires did not increase.
(c) Their living conditions deteriorated.
(d) Their willingness to work for what they desired was lacking.

3. During the winter months, Mrs. Ruffner allows Booker to spend an hour a day doing what?
(a) Taking a lunch break.
(b) Learning to play the piano.
(c) Attending school.
(d) Socializing with friends.

4. While living with his stepfather, young Booker works:
(a) Delivering salt to merchants.
(b) At salt furnaces.
(c) Driving salt trucks.
(d) Selling salt door to door.

5. The author notes that many people who got an inkling of education became:
(a) Public speakers or politicians.
(b) Entrepreneurs or salesmen.
(c) Doctors or attorneys.
(d) Teachers or preachers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Booker's class at Tuskegee quickly grows to how many students?

2. Booker observes that during the Reconstruction Period, many who held public office were unable to do what after leaving office?

3. How do the people of Tuskegee find Booker to oversee their school?

4. What do most of the farmers in Tuskegee grow?

5. Due to overcrowding at Hampton, there isn't enough room in the dormitories and some students have to spend the winter in:

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Booker say about those who become teachers and preachers?

2. What does Booker say that many blacks aspire to during the post-Civil War "Reconstruction Period?"

3. Who works closely with Booker to establish the new school in Tuskegee?

4. How do Booker and his family reach their new home after they are freed?

5. Describe Booker's first group of students at Tuskegee.

6. Upon obtaining their freedom, where do Booker and his family go?

7. How does Booker T. Washington end up overseeing a new school in Tuskegee, Alabama?

8. What does Booker T. Washington know about his birth?

9. Describe Booker's early childhood family and home.

10. Why does Booker purchase an old plantation for the Tuskegee Institute?

(see the answer keys)

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