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

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

3. The Reconstruction Period refers to the:
(a) Post-Civil War era.
(b) Pre-Civil War era.
(c) Railroad building era.
(d) Era of migration from farms to factories.

4. When the Emancipation Proclamation is read to slaves, freeing them immediately, what does Booker say they consider after their initial celebration?
(a) They wonder if they're being told the truth.
(b) They ask themselves what state they should move to.
(c) They don't trust the masters to abide by the new law.
(d) They wonder where they will live and what work they'll do.

5. In "The Reconstruction Period" chapter, what does the author conclude about many teachers and preachers, as well as some politicians?
(a) They are selfless, noble, and idealistic.
(b) They draw too much attention to themselves.
(c) They are out of touch with reality.
(d) They are interested in bettering the lives of others.

Short Answer Questions

1. Booker states that in addition to receiving book knowledge in school, former slaves should be taught:

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

3. In order to repay debts Booker's school has accumulated, his co-teacher holds what type of fundraisers?

4. On his journey to Hampton, Booker runs out of money for public transportation. How does he continue his journey?

5. During a fight between blacks and whites, what happens to Mr. Ruffner, the white salt mines owner, when he stands up for the blacks?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is "The Plucky Class?"

5. Booker decides it's time for him to go to Hampton. What is Hampton?

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

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

8. How do blacks react upon being read the Emancipation Proclamation?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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