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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. While living with his stepfather, young Booker works:
(a) Delivering salt to merchants.
(b) Selling salt door to door.
(c) At salt furnaces.
(d) Driving salt trucks.

2. During a fight between blacks and whites, what happens to Mr. Ruffner, the white salt mines owner, when he stands up for the blacks?
(a) He is offered the job of mayor.
(b) He is cheered enthusiastically.
(c) He is severely injured.
(d) He is arrested.

3. After Booker and his family move into a small cabin with his stepfather in a salt-mining community, what do they discover about their new home?
(a) The roof has holes and there is no stove.
(b) It's as shabby as the one they lived in before.
(c) The cabin sits alone in a secluded, wooded area.
(d) It's much nicer than what they left behind.

4. The author notes that many people who got an inkling of education became:
(a) Public speakers or politicians.
(b) Teachers or preachers.
(c) Entrepreneurs or salesmen.
(d) Doctors or attorneys.

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) Writing letters of recommendation.
(c) Offering transportation.
(d) Giving him small donations.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Booker observe about individuals educated in more affluent schools where the majority of their needs are met?

2. While Booker T. Washington is still teaching at Malden, who contacts him regarding a position at Hampton?

3. What is Booker's brother's name?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why Booker feels that many students come out of school with an education but without the ability to make a living.

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

3. What does young Booker do on the plantation as a slave?

4. How do Booker and his family reach their new home after they are freed?

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

6. How does Booker describe the residents of Tuskegee?

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

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

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

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

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