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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. Who dies at the end of Booker's second year at Hampton?

2. Once freed, how do Booker and his family reach their new home to live with his stepfather?

3. Who mentors Booker as he tries to establish a school in Tuskegee?

4. Booker says that even as a very young child, most of his time is spent:

5. All of Booker's students at Tuskegee are at least:

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Booker decides it's time for him to go to Hampton. What is Hampton?

7. How is Booker's speech at the Atlanta Exposition received?

8. How does Booker describe the residents of Tuskegee?

9. Describe President McKinley's visit to Tuskegee.

10. What burden does Booker feel he carries as his speaking engagements increase?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Booker lives a remarkable life, going from being a slave to being a successful educator whose school is visited by the President of the United States.

1. Describe what Booker thinks about going from poverty and slavery to reaching such great heights.

2. How does he earn the respect he deserves?

Essay Topic 2

Booker helps blacks make tremendous advances. Explain how he helps blacks advance, and how he helps bring blacks and whites together, through the following roles:

1. As a teacher.

2. As a school administrator.

3. As a fund-raiser.

4. As a public speaker.

Essay Topic 3

Describe Booker's family, including his mother, siblings, wives, and children. How does he feel toward them? How do they work together?

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