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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 project does Booker take over at Hampton?
(a) Hiring Indians to teach at the school.
(b) Overseeing the education of seventy-five Indians.
(c) Hiring Indians to rebuild the school.
(d) Building shelters for seventy-five Indians.

2. What is Booker's brother's name?
(a) Benton.
(b) Jeremiah.
(c) Bill.
(d) John.

3. In the chapter "Boyhood Days," what does Booker say he does in order to get to school on time?
(a) Wakes up earlier than the rest of his family.
(b) Runs the entire distance to school.
(c) Changes the clock at work.
(d) Skips breakfast.

4. What is a typical week for farming families in Tuskegee?
(a) Working five days a week, going to town Saturdays, attending meetings Sundays.
(b) Working six days a week, going to church and picnics Sundays.
(c) Working six days a week, going to town and meetings Sundays.
(d) Working five days a week, attending meetings Saturdays, going to church and resting Sundays.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. To start with, how many students does Booker have at his school in Tuskegee?

2. In the author's view, how would the freed slaves have been better served?

3. Due to overcrowding at Hampton, there isn't enough room in the dormitories and some students have to spend the winter in:

4. When Booker first starts school, why is he not able to attend full time?

5. Who mentors Booker as he tries to establish a school in Tuskegee?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why Washington says he feels responsible for the success of Tuskegee Institute.

2. Describe Booker's first group of students at Tuskegee.

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

4. What honorary degree does Booker receive?

5. How does Booker describe the residents of Tuskegee?

6. Who is Olivia A. Davidson?

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

8. Why does Booker go to Europe?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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