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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 the author writes about the condition of the school he oversees in Tuskegee, what does he say about an umbrella?
(a) There is only one umbrella available to the class, and students take turns using it.
(b) When Booker's umbrella tears in a violent storm, there are no funds available for a replacement, so he patches it up.
(c) On "Teacher Appreciation Day," the students collect just enough money to buy Booker a gift of an umbrella.
(d) On rainy days, a student holds an umbrella over Booker's head because the classroom leaks.

2. In the author's view, how would the freed slaves have been better served?
(a) Through trained advisors who could help with the transition.
(b) Through the availability of work-study programs.
(c) If the federal government had made plans to teach them.
(d) If the state government had created a job-finding service for them.

3. The "T" in Booker T. Washington stands for:
(a) Thomasino.
(b) Taliaferro.
(c) Trumbert.
(d) Theodoro.

4. When the country families of Tuskegee go to town on Saturdays, what do they do there?
(a) Attend meetings.
(b) Shop for supplies.
(c) Attend plays.
(d) Sell vegetables.

5. Booker states that many former slaves wanted to:
(a) Move to New York.
(b) Move to another country.
(c) Become attorneys.
(d) Hold public office.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. On his way to Hampton, Booker stops at Richmond to earn money for the remainder of his journey. What work does he do in Richmond?

3. Booker feels that the people of Tuskegee should be using part of their land for what?

4. What is Booker's brother's name?

5. While working for Mrs. Ruffner, Booker soon learns that she demands:

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Who is Olivia A. Davidson?

(see the answer keys)

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