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. Regarding the people that Booker approaches to support Tuskegee Institute, he notes that:

2. As Booker prepares to speak at the expo in 1895, he feels the weight of responsibility because his audience consists of:

3. After traveling two thousand miles to give his five-minute speech, what does Booker do?

4. During his travels, what does Booker like to do on the train rides?

5. How does a mill owner help the Tuskegee Institute?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Who is Rev. Robert C. Bedford?

7. Describe Booker's third wife.

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

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

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

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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