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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 says that even as a very young child, most of his time is spent:
(a) Studying.
(b) Working.
(c) Singing.
(d) Playing.

2. In addition to teaching day and night classes and doing tutoring, Booker teaches:
(a) Theater.
(b) Sunday school.
(c) Piano.
(d) Athletics.

3. During the winter months, Mrs. Ruffner allows Booker to spend an hour a day doing what?
(a) Socializing with friends.
(b) Attending school.
(c) Taking a lunch break.
(d) Learning to play the piano.

4. In order to repay debts Booker's school has accumulated, his co-teacher holds what type of fundraisers?
(a) Rummage sales.
(b) Reading marathons.
(c) Festivals.
(d) Bake sales.

5. What do the Hampton night school students do during the day?
(a) Work.
(b) Take care of their families.
(c) Tutor other students.
(d) Learn how to cook.

Short Answer Questions

1. At Hampton, the blacks and the Indians:

2. What is the first number that Booker says he learns?

3. Booker states that in addition to receiving book knowledge in school, former slaves should be taught:

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

5. When Booker travels with a young Indian boy who is ill, how are they treated by outsiders?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the Tuskegee Institute like in its earliest days?

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

4. Upon obtaining their freedom, where do Booker and his family go?

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

6. Who is Olivia A. Davidson?

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

8. Who works closely with Booker to establish the new school in Tuskegee?

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

10. What does Booker say about those who become teachers and preachers?

(see the answer keys)

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