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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. On his journey to Hampton, Booker runs out of money for public transportation. How does he continue his journey?

2. What do students learn to do on the property that Booker purchases for his school?

3. What is Booker's brother's name?

4. Why is the plantation kitchen usually removed from the rest of the house?

5. What is a typical week for farming families in Tuskegee?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. During his speech to a large audience at the Atlanta Exposition, what does Booker focus on?

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

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

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

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

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

9. What burden does Booker feel he carries as his speaking engagements increase?

10. What hardships are experienced when Booker, his staff, and his students launch a boarding program effort at Tuskegee?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Booker gets the opportunity to travel to Europe with his family. Although at first he is reluctant to leave his work behind, he ends up enjoying the trip immensely.

Describe Booker's trip to Europe. What does he learn from his travels? What captures his attention? How is he received throughout Europe? What ideas does he bring back home?

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

Citing specific examples from the book, explain how the following influence Booker's work:

1. Faith.

2. Drive.

3. Community.

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