Up from Slavery Test | Final 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. What expo is Booker invited to speak at in September of 1895?

2. Booker points out that those who can't offer his Tuskegee school monetary donations instead offer:

3. Why does Booker say it was worth the effort to travel two thousand miles to give a five-minute speech?

4. Because he's disappointed by how the people of Tuskegee regard Christmas, what does Booker introduce at his school?

5. What happens to Booker's second wife?

Short Essay Questions

1. Booker demands cleanliness from his students. What one item does he insist everyone have?

2. Why do Booker and his students launch an effort to make bricks?

3. Why does Booker feel it was worth his time to travel two thousand miles just to deliver a five-minute speech?

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

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

6. Describe the attempt by Booker and his students to build a kiln for baking bricks.

7. Why do Booker Washington and General Armstrong travel together to larger Northern cities?

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

9. How does a mill owner help out Booker's Tuskegee school?

10. Who are Booker T. Washington's sons?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Through his lifetime of work, Booker not only lifts himself up also but creates opportunities for countless blacks.

1. Citing examples, show how Booker helps blacks advance during the post-Civil War era and into the twentieth century.

2. Explain how holding on to his values and living his passion enable Booker to help countless people.

Essay Topic 2

1. Describe the various jobs Booker has as a child, first as a slave on a plantation and later as a free person in his stepfather's town.

2. What hardships does young Booker endure?

3. What lessons does he learn though these hardships?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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