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. What does Booker nickname the night school he teaches at Hampton?

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

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

4. What does Booker say that the poor families of Tuskegee typically eat?

5. What did Lewis Adams learn while still in slavery?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Booker T. Washington end up overseeing a new school in Tuskegee, Alabama?

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

4. Upon obtaining their freedom, where do Booker and his family go?

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

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

7. Describe Booker's first group of students at Tuskegee.

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

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

10. Describe Booker's third wife.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout his life, many people help Booker succeed.

1. Describe some of the people who are influential in helping Booker become a success.

2. How do these people help Booker? Cite specific examples from the book.

3. Describe how the help that Booker receives in turn propels him to help countless others.

Essay Topic 2

Booker develops and maintains strong work ethics and high standards.

1. Describe Booker's work ethics. How do they help him reach success?

2. What standards does Booker live by? How do these standards help him accomplish great things in his life? Cite specific examples.

Essay Topic 3

1. Describe the various jobs Booker has as a child, first as a slave on a plantation and later as a free person in his stepfather's town.

2. What hardships does young Booker endure?

3. What lessons does he learn though these hardships?

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