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

2. The author states that those earning seventy-five or a hundred dollars a month were:
(a) Regularly asked for monetary help by those earning less.
(b) Often in debt by the end of the month.
(c) Considered wealthy.
(d) Expected to pay higher taxes.

3. While Booker T. Washington is still teaching at Malden, who contacts him regarding a position at Hampton?
(a) General Armstrong.
(b) Colonel Ruffner.
(c) Miss Mackie.
(d) Mrs. Ruffner.

4. What do the Hampton night school students earn money for?
(a) To put in the bank for when they're out of school.
(b) To help pay for tuition to Hampton's regular school.
(c) To support their families.
(d) To buy their school meals and pay for their rooms.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Although he is uncertain of the exact location of his birth, Booker T. Washington believes he was born near a:

3. During the winter months, Mrs. Ruffner allows Booker to spend an hour a day doing what?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Booker describe the residents of Tuskegee?

2. What does Booker mean when he says that the people of Tuskegee are prone to some excess?

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

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

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

6. Who is Olivia A. Davidson?

7. Describe Booker's experience of traveling with an Indian boy who is ill.

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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