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

2. What does Booker observe about individuals educated in more affluent schools where the majority of their needs are met?
(a) They tend to become spoiled and rude.
(b) They get a better education.
(c) They are mentally capable but emotionally helpless.
(d) They are less prepared to deal with life outside of school.

3. In June of 1881, Booker is hired to oversee what kind of school in Tuskegee?
(a) A boarding school for pre-med students.
(b) A religious school for seminary students.
(c) A "one-room school," where different grade levels are taught in one class.
(d) A "normal school," which is a school that trains teachers.

4. While working for Mrs. Ruffner, Booker soon learns that she demands:
(a) Her employees to work very hard.
(b) Extra chores above and beyond the job definition.
(c) Perfection.
(d) Precision, order, and honesty.

5. All of Booker's students at Tuskegee are at least:
(a) Twenty-one.
(b) Fifteen.
(c) Eighteen.
(d) Ten.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Booker comment about the schools in Tuskegee?

2. When the Emancipation Proclamation is read to slaves, freeing them immediately, what does Booker say they consider after their initial celebration?

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

4. Booker states that many former slaves wanted to:

5. What do the Hampton night school students earn money for?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Mrs. Ruffner and the work Booker does for her.

2. What challenges does Booker encounter along his journey to Hampton?

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

4. What jobs does Booker have as a child in Malden?

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

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

7. How does Booker describe the residents of Tuskegee?

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

9. What two things does Washington say every former slave who is newly freed wants?

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

(see the answer keys)

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