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 does Booker state about the attitude of his Tuskegee students against manual labor?

2. What expo is Booker invited to speak at in September of 1895?

3. Teachers at Tuskegee are largely recruited from where?

4. How long does it take Booker's school to raise enough money to pay off debt?

5. During the time that a new boarding program is being developed at Tuskegee Institute, challenges include:

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How is Booker's speech at the Atlanta Exposition received?

5. What does Booker say about approaching the very wealthy for support for his school?

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

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

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

9. What happens after Booker walks two miles to a man's house to request a donation for his school?

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

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

1. What are Booker's thoughts on education as a child? As a teen? As a young man studying to be a teacher? As a young teacher? As the director of a school?

2. How does Booker's philosophy on education evolve over time? In what ways do his ideas remain unchanged?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Booker T. Washington's life as a child and a slave with his life as an adult and an educator.

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