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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. When Booker wants a cap in order to fit in at his school, what does his mother do?
(a) Tells him to get a second job so he can afford to buy a cap.
(b) Sells her ring to buy him a cap.
(c) Buys less food to save money for a cap.
(d) Makes him a cap out of scrap denim.

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

3. When he teaches back home in Malden, what does Booker include in his curriculum for his day classes?
(a) Proper hygiene and personal care.
(b) Calculus, astronomy, and astrology.
(c) Latin, French, and Portuguese.
(d) Cooking, house cleaning, and woodworking.

4. How does Booker T. Washington get his last name?
(a) The county clerk selects it and writes it on his birth certificate.
(b) It belonged to his great-grandfather.
(c) His father gives it to him.
(d) He selects it when he starts school.

5. In order to repay debts Booker's school has accumulated, his co-teacher holds what type of fundraisers?
(a) Bake sales.
(b) Rummage sales.
(c) Festivals.
(d) Reading marathons.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the author's view, how would the freed slaves have been better served?

2. At Hampton, the blacks and the Indians:

3. Why is the plantation kitchen usually removed from the rest of the house?

4. In addition to teaching day and night classes and doing tutoring, Booker teaches:

5. The author states that those earning seventy-five or a hundred dollars a month were:

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Booker mean when he says that the people of Tuskegee are prone to some excess?

2. Describe the position that General Armstrong offers Booker Washington at Hampton.

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

4. What important lesson does Booker learn working with Miss Mackie, whom he describes as a member of a cultured Northern family?

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

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

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

8. According to Booker, how might blacks suddenly faced with freedom have been better served?

9. What does young Booker do on the plantation as a slave?

10. What does Booker do at the end of his first year at Hampton?

(see the answer keys)

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