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 Miss Davidson travels to ask for financial support for the Tuskegee Institute, she meets two Northern ladies who agree to donate:

2. At his speaking engagement at the expo in 1895, Booker is:

3. When Booker speaks of the Christmas season, what is his complaint?

4. In "Raising Money," although Washington's meeting with a potential donor for his school doesn't go quite as expected, what happens years later?

5. What do donors and supporters of Tuskegee thank Washington for?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Booker go to Europe?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Booker helps blacks make tremendous advances. Explain how he helps blacks advance, and how he helps bring blacks and whites together, through the following roles:

1. As a teacher.

2. As a school administrator.

3. As a fund-raiser.

4. As a public speaker.

Essay Topic 2

1. Explain Booker's views on manual labor. Why does he feel this way?

2. As a teacher and a director, how does Booker incorporate manual labor into his educational curriculum? Cite specific examples from the book.

3. How do students, other teachers, and parents feel about Booker's methods of adding practical skills to his educational curriculum? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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