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. Where does Booker go at the end of his second year at Hampton?

2. When Booker is hired as a waiter at a classy restaurant, who chastises him, and why?

3. Although he is uncertain of the exact location of his birth, Booker T. Washington believes he was born near a:

4. During a fight between blacks and whites, what happens to Mr. Ruffner, the white salt mines owner, when he stands up for the blacks?

5. What project does Booker take over at Hampton?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Describe the position that General Armstrong offers Booker Washington at Hampton.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

What kind of teacher is Booker? What makes him stand apart? How does he regard his students? How do his students regard him? In what ways is he an exceptional educator?

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