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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. When Booker travels by train and two women recognize him, they insist that he join them for dinner. Why does this worry him?
(a) He does not want his girlfriend to become jealous.
(b) He does not want their husbands to become jealous.
(c) He does not recognize them and wonders what they want.
(d) He expects to be confronted because he is a black man dining in the white section.

2. During his big speech in 1895, what does Booker focus on?
(a) The economic state of the nation's educational system.
(b) The people's responsibility towards future generations.
(c) The need for blacks and whites to work together.
(d) The need for good teachers to train the next generation.

3. Why does Booker turn down offers from publishers and speech circuits?
(a) He does not trust their intentions.
(b) To continue his work at Tuskegee.
(c) They do not offer enough payment.
(d) He'd rather spend time researching better education methods.

4. "Porter Hall" at Tuskegee Institute is named after whom?
(a) A.H. Porter, who donated a large sum.
(b) The state governor at the time the school was established.
(c) The mayor of Tuskegee at the time the school opened.
(d) Jonathan Porter, Booker's childhood friend.

5. What does Booker say about calm, self-possessed people?
(a) They make good parents.
(b) They lack drive.
(c) They are the most successful.
(d) They make the best teachers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Booker feel should determine the right to vote?

2. When Booker speaks of the Christmas season, what is his complaint?

3. Because he's disappointed by how the people of Tuskegee regard Christmas, what does Booker introduce at his school?

4. How does a mill owner help the Tuskegee Institute?

5. When Booker goes to the smoking car of a train after dining with two women, what happens?

Short Essay Questions

1. What important lesson does Booker T. Washington say he learns from General Armstrong?

2. Explain why Washington says he feels responsible for the success of Tuskegee Institute.

3. When he's not working, what does Booker enjoy doing?

4. Why does Booker go to Europe?

5. What happens after Booker walks two miles to a man's house to request a donation for his school?

6. Describe Booker's experience on a train ride where he dines in the white section.

7. Why do Booker Washington and General Armstrong travel together to larger Northern cities?

8. Why do Booker and his students launch an effort to make bricks?

9. Why does Booker feel it was worth his time to travel two thousand miles just to deliver a five-minute speech?

10. When asking potential donors for money for a particular building, what other information does Booker share with them?

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