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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. The "T" in Booker T. Washington stands for:

2. What does Booker purchase to help his students learn more about working with their hands?

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

4. What does Booker note that the people of Tuskegee want from him?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Booker purchase an old plantation for the Tuskegee Institute?

3. According to Booker, how might blacks suddenly faced with freedom have been better served?

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

5. Describe Booker's experience of traveling with an Indian boy who is ill.

6. What does young Booker do on the plantation as a slave?

7. How does Booker describe the residents of Tuskegee?

8. What is "The Plucky Class?"

9. How do the blacks and the Indians get along at Hampton?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Describe some of Booker's closest friends and colleagues. In what ways do they influence Booker? What important lessons does he learn from them?

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