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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 notes that even though the slaves are well informed, the biggest downfall is what?

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

3. Due to overcrowding at Hampton, there isn't enough room in the dormitories and some students have to spend the winter in:

4. To help Booker while he's studying at Hampton, who sends him small amounts of money whenever possible?

5. In order to repay debts Booker's school has accumulated, his co-teacher holds what type of fundraisers?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Booker's experience on a train ride where he dines in the white section.

2. When asking potential donors for money for a particular building, what other information does Booker share with them?

3. How do his students treat Booker T. Washington?

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

5. How does Booker describe the residents of Tuskegee?

6. What important lesson does Booker T. Washington say he learns from General Armstrong?

7. What is "The Plucky Class?"

8. Describe Booker's third wife.

9. How do blacks react upon being read the Emancipation Proclamation?

10. What are some of the things that Booker says about his personal experience with public speaking?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

What legacy does Booker T. Washington leave behind? How would you say that his life's work contributes to education and race relations today?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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