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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 states that the vast majority of blacks at Hampton are more than willing to:
(a) Work three jobs while studying.
(b) Spend less than six hours sleeping in order to have more study time.
(c) Learn and practice the traditions of the Indians.
(d) Accept the Indians into their school.

2. When Booker wants a cap in order to fit in at his school, what does his mother do?
(a) Tells him to get a second job so he can afford to buy a cap.
(b) Sells her ring to buy him a cap.
(c) Buys less food to save money for a cap.
(d) Makes him a cap out of scrap denim.

3. Due to overcrowding at Hampton, there isn't enough room in the dormitories and some students have to spend the winter in:
(a) Tents.
(b) Barns.
(c) Cardboard boxes.
(d) School hallways.

4. As a young boy, one of Booker's jobs is what?
(a) Taking wheat to the silo.
(b) None of these is correct.
(c) Carrying corn to the mill.
(d) Painting fences.

5. When he arrives at the school he's overseeing in Tuskegee, what does Booker find?
(a) The wrong textbooks have been ordered.
(b) A large facility with very few students.
(c) There is a severe shortage of teachers.
(d) No accommodations and plenty of anxious students.

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. In addition to teaching day and night classes and doing tutoring, Booker teaches:

3. Who joins Booker as co-teacher at his school in Tuskegee?

4. The author notes that many people who got an inkling of education became:

5. Among the unnecessary excesses that he describes for the families of Tuskegee living in poverty, what does Booker include?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Booker describe the residents of Tuskegee?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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