Up from Slavery Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Booker explains that many Tuskegee families offered gifts to help out his school. Which gift touched him the most?

2. What does Booker quickly discover about the Indians at Hampton?

3. When Booker is hired as a waiter at a classy restaurant, who chastises him, and why?

4. What project does Booker take over at Hampton?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is "The Plucky Class?"

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

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

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

6. What does Booker T. Washington know about his birth?

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

8. What important lesson does Booker learn working with Miss Mackie, whom he describes as a member of a cultured Northern family?

9. Describe Booker's early childhood family and home.

10. What jobs does Booker have as a child in Malden?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author spends some time discussing race relations.

1. Summarize a few of the key points Booker makes regarding the interactions, attitudes, and tension between blacks and whites.

2. What negative behaviors and trends does he observe?

3. What positive interactions does he notice between the two races?

4. What conclusions does he reach regarding race relations?

Essay Topic 2

In his book, Booker T. Washington offers his reflections and tips on public speaking.

1. Summarize what he says about public speaking. Then, offer several specific tips that he provides.

2. What does he say he enjoys about giving speeches? Why is this a worthwhile activity for him?

Essay Topic 3

Whether or not he realizes it, Booker T. Washington is an innovator. He makes innovations in teaching methods, school programs, and school curriculum. Describe, in detail, what innovations Booker brings about in education and how he puts them into effect.

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