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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. When he teaches back home in Malden, what does Booker include in his curriculum for his day classes?
2. As he travels to Hampton, the author arrives in Richmond, Virginia, flat broke and spends the night where?
3. What do the Hampton night school students earn money for?
4. What does Booker remark regarding the acceptance of Indians by the blacks at Hampton?
5. On his way to Hampton, Booker stops at Richmond to earn money for the remainder of his journey. What work does he do in Richmond?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do the blacks and the Indians get along at Hampton?
2. Booker decides it's time for him to go to Hampton. What is Hampton?
3. Describe Booker's first group of students at Tuskegee.
4. Upon obtaining their freedom, where do Booker and his family go?
5. What is "The Plucky Class?"
6. What challenges does Booker encounter along his journey to Hampton?
7. What jobs does Booker have as a child in Malden?
8. What is the Tuskegee Institute like in its earliest days?
9. Describe Mrs. Ruffner and the work Booker does for her.
10. What two things does Washington say every former slave who is newly freed wants?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast Booker T. Washington's life as a child and a slave with his life as an adult and an educator.
Essay Topic 2
The author spends some time discussing race relations.
1. Summarize a few of the key points Booker makes regarding the interactions, attitudes, and tension between blacks and whites.
2. What negative behaviors and trends does he observe?
3. What positive interactions does he notice between the two races?
4. What conclusions does he reach regarding race relations?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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