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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. When the country families of Tuskegee go to town on Saturdays, what do they do there?

3. What does Booker comment about the schools in Tuskegee?

4. When the Emancipation Proclamation is read to slaves, freeing them immediately, what does Booker say they consider after their initial celebration?

5. When he teaches back home in Malden, what does Booker include in his curriculum for his day classes?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain why Booker feels that many students come out of school with an education but without the ability to make a living.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Does Mrs. Ruffner encourage Booker to get an education?

10. What does Booker say about those who become teachers and preachers?

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

1. What are Booker's thoughts on education as a child? As a teen? As a young man studying to be a teacher? As a young teacher? As the director of a school?

2. How does Booker's philosophy on education evolve over time? In what ways do his ideas remain unchanged?

Essay Topic 3

Booker is a keen observer of human nature and includes many of his observations in his autobiography. Select three observations that he makes about human nature, and describe them in detail. Why does he include this information in his book?

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