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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. What is the potato bin that Booker describes from his childhood home?
(a) A hollowed out spot in the middle of the floor for storing sweet potatoes.
(b) A large closet for storing sweet potatoes to be dried for the winter.
(c) A large outdoor storage bin for holding potatoes to be processed the next day.
(d) A wooden bin under the porch for drying and storing potatoes.

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

3. Booker explains that many Tuskegee families offered gifts to help out his school. Which gift touched him the most?
(a) An accordion offered by a blind man.
(b) A chicken offered by an older man.
(c) Six eggs offered by an older woman.
(d) Two pennies offered by a child.

4. On his journey to Hampton, Booker runs out of money for public transportation. How does he continue his journey?
(a) Hopping onto a freight train.
(b) Walking and hitching rides.
(c) Hiding in a hay wagon.
(d) Borrowing a bicycle, which he later returns.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What agreement is made so that Booker can spend more time at school?

2. At Hampton, the blacks and the Indians:

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

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

5. What does Booker note that the people of Tuskegee want from him?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does Booker describe the residents of Tuskegee?

6. What does Booker do after completing his studies with honors?

7. What is "The Plucky Class?"

8. Explain why Booker feels that many students come out of school with an education but without the ability to make a living.

9. How do the blacks and the Indians get along at Hampton?

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

(see the answer keys)

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