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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 asking for funds for his school from the wealthy, Booker notes that it's best to:
(a) Try to make the donors feel guilty.
(b) Speak loudly and quickly to generate excitement.
(c) Present facts about the school and not appear to beg.
(d) Compliment the donors profusely.

2. Booker notes that giving the students a building project teaches them all aspects of construction and gives them:
(a) A reason to better appreciate their studies.
(b) A trade to fall back on when they leave school.
(c) A sense of worth and accomplishment.
(d) Hands-on experience to keep them from getting bored.

3. In "Raising Money," although Washington's meeting with a potential donor for his school doesn't go quite as expected, what happens years later?
(a) The man decides to become a teacher at the school.
(b) The man sends ten thousand dollars to the school.
(c) The man sends one thousand dollars to the school.
(d) The man visits the school and apologizes for not helping.

4. Why does Booker say it was worth the effort to travel two thousand miles to give a five-minute speech?
(a) The women's group makes a generous donation to his school.
(b) He does not mind spreading the word about his school.
(c) He reaches influential people, and more speaking engagements result.
(d) He enjoyed meeting the President.

5. According to Washington, what group makes the best audience?
(a) Politicians.
(b) Farmers.
(c) Businessmen.
(d) Teachers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Robert C. Bedford?

2. What do donors and supporters of Tuskegee thank Washington for?

3. What does Booker say about his school's treasurer?

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

5. Who is Booker's second wife?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What hardships are experienced when Booker, his staff, and his students launch a boarding program effort at Tuskegee?

3. Who is Rev. Robert C. Bedford?

4. Describe Booker's disappointment in how the people of Tuskegee regard Christmas and what he decides to do to improve the situation.

5. What does Booker say about approaching the very wealthy for support for his school?

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

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

8. How does a mill owner help out Booker's Tuskegee school?

9. Describe the attempt by Booker and his students to build a kiln for baking bricks.

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

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