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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 observes that during the Reconstruction Period, many who held public office were unable to do what after leaving office?
(a) Make trustworthy friends.
(b) Hold another public office.
(c) Return to their communities.
(d) Find work.

2. When Booker decides to go to Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in Virginia, how does his community help him?
(a) Giving him small donations.
(b) Buying him a few school supplies.
(c) Offering transportation.
(d) Writing letters of recommendation.

3. What does Booker say about his job working in coalmines?
(a) It teaches him discipline.
(b) Everyone there is highly motivated.
(c) It pays very well.
(d) It's dirty and dangerous.

4. 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) Latin, French, and Portuguese.
(c) Cooking, house cleaning, and woodworking.
(d) Calculus, astronomy, and astrology.

5. What does Booker say that the poor families of Tuskegee typically eat?
(a) Corn bread, peas, and pork fat.
(b) Chicken and rice.
(c) Biscuits and grits with gravy.
(d) Lima beans, wheat rolls, and onions.

Short Answer Questions

1. Shortly after acquiring their freedom, where does the author's family move to?

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

3. What did Lewis Adams learn while still in slavery?

4. The author completes his studies at Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute:

5. Among the unnecessary excesses that he describes for the families of Tuskegee living in poverty, what does Booker include?

Short Essay Questions

1. When he's not working, what does Booker enjoy doing?

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

3. Describe the attempt by Booker and his students to build a kiln for baking bricks.

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

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

6. When asking potential donors for money for a particular building, what other information does Booker share with them?

7. What important lesson does Booker T. Washington say he learns from General Armstrong?

8. Why do Booker and his students launch an effort to make bricks?

9. How does a mill owner help out Booker's Tuskegee school?

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

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