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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. What do Booker and his co-teacher at Tuskegee agree they need to add to their curriculum?
(a) Latin.
(b) Agriculture.
(c) Music.
(d) Hygiene.

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

3. What does Booker note that the people of Tuskegee want from him?
(a) That he teach their children well so they can get out of poverty.
(b) That he create flexible schedules so the students can work and study.
(c) To have him involved in their local politics.
(d) To be a voice for them as he travels from one community to the next.

4. At Hampton, the blacks and the Indians:
(a) Rarely interact with each other.
(b) Form a "cultural awareness" club.
(c) Get along well.
(d) Do not understand one another.

5. Booker notes that many blacks of his era wanted to learn what two languages?
(a) Latin and Greek.
(b) Spanish and French.
(c) French and Latin.
(d) Greek and Spanish.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Booker say that the poor families of Tuskegee typically eat?

2. How do the people of Tuskegee find Booker to oversee their school?

3. Who dies at the end of Booker's second year at Hampton?

4. As a child, Booker lives in a cabin that also serves as:

5. What is the potato bin that Booker describes from his childhood home?

Short Essay Questions

1. Booker decides it's time for him to go to Hampton. What is Hampton?

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

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

4. How do blacks react upon being read the Emancipation Proclamation?

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

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

7. According to Booker, how might blacks suddenly faced with freedom have been better served?

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

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

10. Describe Booker's experiences as a young man working at restaurants.

(see the answer keys)

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