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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 notes that even though the slaves are well informed, the biggest downfall is what?
(a) Lack of book learning.
(b) No hope for advancement.
(c) Lack of free time.
(d) No writing supplies.

2. What does the author say that all of the newly freed, former slaves want?
(a) Assistance with adjusting to their new lives.
(b) To change their names.
(c) Monetary compensation from former masters.
(d) To own land.

3. When Booker works for Mrs. Ruffner, how much is he paid?
(a) Five dollars a month.
(b) Five dollars a week.
(c) Ten dollars a month.
(d) Ten dollars a week.

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 five days a week, attending meetings Saturdays, going to church and resting Sundays.
(c) Working six days a week, going to church and picnics Sundays.
(d) Working six days a week, going to town and meetings Sundays.

5. In June of 1881, Booker is hired to oversee what kind of school in Tuskegee?
(a) A boarding school for pre-med students.
(b) A "normal school," which is a school that trains teachers.
(c) A religious school for seminary students.
(d) A "one-room school," where different grade levels are taught in one class.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When he arrives at the school he's overseeing in Tuskegee, what does Booker find?

3. When he teaches back home in Malden, what does Booker include in his curriculum for his day classes?

4. The Reconstruction Period refers to the:

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe Booker's early childhood family and home.

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

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

7. What challenges does Booker encounter along his journey to Hampton?

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

9. Does Mrs. Ruffner encourage Booker to get an education?

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

(see the answer keys)

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