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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. Once freed, how do Booker and his family reach their new home to live with his stepfather?
(a) Hitching rides in wagons.
(b) Ride mules several hundred miles.
(c) Catch a train.
(d) Walk several hundred miles.

2. What does Booker nickname the night school he teaches at Hampton?
(a) The Midnight Crowd.
(b) The Night Owls.
(c) The Plucky Class.
(d) The Brave Scholars.

3. When he teaches back home in Malden, what does Booker include in his curriculum for his day classes?
(a) Cooking, house cleaning, and woodworking.
(b) Calculus, astronomy, and astrology.
(c) Proper hygiene and personal care.
(d) Latin, French, and Portuguese.

4. By saving enough money, who does Booker help send to Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute?
(a) His sister Amanda and their cousin David.
(b) His brother John and their adopted brother James.
(c) His brother John and his sister Amanda.
(d) His adopted brother James and his cousin David.

5. What does the author say he learns about manual labor from Miss Mackie?
(a) It has its rewards and is nothing to be ashamed of.
(b) It's better to pay someone else to do it.
(c) Shortcuts for doing the job faster.
(d) It should be done quietly and discreetly.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the Hampton night school students do during the day?

2. When the author writes about the condition of the school he oversees in Tuskegee, what does he say about an umbrella?

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

4. In order to repay debts Booker's school has accumulated, his co-teacher holds what type of fundraisers?

5. What does Booker note that the people of Tuskegee want from him?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What challenges does Booker encounter along his journey to Hampton?

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

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

6. How does Booker describe the residents of Tuskegee?

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

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

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

10. How do the blacks and the Indians get along at Hampton?

(see the answer keys)

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