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. When Booker gets up one evening to check on a group of young men at Tuskegee, what does he find?

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

3. During his speech at the Atlanta Exposition, Washington says people need to work together to pull the South up, or else:

4. Who becomes Tuskegee Institute's treasurer and substitute principal?

5. What happens when Booker and his students try to construct a kiln for baking bricks?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Give examples of how different people support Tuskegee Institute.

4. Describe Booker's disappointment in how the people of Tuskegee regard Christmas and what he decides to do to improve the situation.

5. When he's not working, what does Booker enjoy doing?

6. Why does Booker go to Europe?

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

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

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

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

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

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

1. Faith.

2. Drive.

3. Community.

Essay Topic 3

Whether or not he realizes it, Booker T. Washington is an innovator. He makes innovations in teaching methods, school programs, and school curriculum. Describe, in detail, what innovations Booker brings about in education and how he puts them into effect.

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