Mid-Book Test - Medium
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why is the plantation kitchen usually removed from the rest of the house?
(a) To keep kitchen servants and slaves out of the house.
(b) To keep kitchen smells out of the house.
(c) Because of the danger of fire.
(d) Because it generates too much smoke.
2. As a child, Booker lives in a cabin that also serves as:
(a) The community's meeting hall.
(b) The plantation's kitchen.
(c) A garden tool storage shed.
(d) A chicken coop.
3. Booker explains that some girls who had worked as laundresses went to school for six to eight years and came out not wanting to do laundry but wanting:
(a) To marry educated men.
(b) Their own servants, cooks, and laundresses.
(c) To make a difference in the world.
(d) Better clothes and other possessions.
4. On his journey to Hampton, Booker runs out of money for public transportation. How does he continue his journey?
(a) Borrowing a bicycle, which he later returns.
(b) Hiding in a hay wagon.
(c) Walking and hitching rides.
(d) Hopping onto a freight train.
5. What does the author say he learns about manual labor from Miss Mackie?
(a) It's better to pay someone else to do it.
(b) It should be done quietly and discreetly.
(c) It has its rewards and is nothing to be ashamed of.
(d) Shortcuts for doing the job faster.
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. How do the people of Tuskegee find Booker to oversee their school?
3. By saving enough money, who does Booker help send to Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute?
4. When speaking about other students at Hampton, Booker notes that:
5. After his first year at Hampton, where does Booker work during the summer?
Short Essay Questions
1. When he's not working, what does Booker enjoy doing?
2. Describe the attempt by Booker and his students to build a kiln for baking bricks.
3. Describe Booker's early childhood family and home.
4. Why do Booker and his students launch an effort to make bricks?
5. What does Booker say about those who become teachers and preachers?
6. What important lesson does Booker T. Washington say he learns from General Armstrong?
7. What two things does Washington say every former slave who is newly freed wants?
8. What does Booker T. Washington know about his birth?
9. What are some of the things that Booker says about his personal experience with public speaking?
10. What does Booker mean when he says that the people of Tuskegee are prone to some excess?
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