Booker T. Washington's Views on Education


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Washington was born a slave in 1856 in which state?

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1. Washington received his education at:

2. Which of the following about Washington's impact on the Tuskegee Institute is FALSE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to test your knowledge of who Booker T. Washington was. In particular, you'll need to know how his philosophies and views, as well as his role as an educator, made him an enduring figure in U.S. history.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Prepare to answer questions on the following:

  • The state in which Washington was born
  • Where Washington received his education
  • What institution Washington founded
  • What Washington believed African Americans needed to do about social mistreatment in order to advance
  • Who was a critic of Washington's views

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding Booker T. Washington's upbringing and rise to prominence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Washington's views on attaining equality
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about critics of Washington

Additional Learning

For further details about this notable educator, review the accompanying lesson titled Booker T. Washington's Views on Education. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explore details about the life of Booker T. Washington
  • Describe Washington's rise in the academic world
  • Detail Washington's philosophy of life and how it affected his approach to education
  • Discuss Washington's vision for African Americans to attain equal opportunity and rights
  • Note the lasting impact of Washington's academic institute on education today