Hi Everyone!! This article will share My Struggle For an Education Questions & Answers.
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My Struggle For an Education Questions & Answers
Question 1: Fill in the blanks:
1. In the fall of 1872, the author determined to make an effort to get there.
2. At any rate, the author got only a half-hearted consent from her mother.
3. The author’s brother John helped him all that he could.
4. The distance from Malden to Hampton is about five hundred miles.
5. The author must have walked the streets till after midnight.
6. This ship seemed to be unloading a cargo of pig iron.
Question 2: Choose the correct option:
1. The author happened to overhear two miners talking about a great school for _________ people.
2. The author had never heard anything about any kind of school or ___________.
3. The author had one ambition, and that was to go to __________.
4. The author’s __________ was troubled with a grave fear.
5. The distance from ___________ to Hampton is about five hundred miles.
6. The author was one of the happiest souls on the __________.
Question 3: Why was the author’s mother troubled with a grave fear?
Answer: The author’s mother was troubled with a grave fear because she thought that he was starting out on a “wild–goose chase”. Although he had no idea where Hampton was, how many miles away it was, or how he was going to reach it, but he was determined to make an effort to get there.
Question 4: What was the single ambition of the author and why?
Answer: The author’s single ambition was to go to Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute because it was for coloured people and he had ever heard anything about any kind of school or college that was more pretentious than the little coloured school in his town.
Question 5: What happened after reaching Richmond?
Answer: After reaching Richmond, the author was completely out of money. He had not a single acquaintance in the place, and, being unused to city ways, he did not know where to go. He applied at several places for lodging, but they all wanted money, and that was what he did not have. Knowing nothing else better to do, he walked the streets.
Question 6: Describe the condition of the author to see the school building.
Answer: The first sight of the large, three-storey; brick school building seemed to have rewarded to the author for all that he had undergone in order to reach the place. It seemed to him to be the largest and most beautiful building he had ever seen. The sight of it seemed to give him new life. He felt that he had reached the promised land.
Question 7: What did the author do in the recitation room?
Answer: The author swept the recitation room three times. Then he got a dusting-cloth and dusted it four times. All the woodwork around the walls, every bench, table, and desk, he went over four times with his dusting-cloth. Besides, he moved every piece of furniture and thoroughly cleaned every closet and corner in the room.
Question 8: “I was one of the happiest souls on the Earth.” why did the author say so?
Answer: The author said so because he had got the admission in the institute.
Question 9: Answer in one word or sentence.
(a) What was the full name of the school?
Answer: Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute.
(b) In which year the author determine to go to Hampton?
(c) What was the distance from Malden to Hampton?
Answer: Five hundred miles.
(d) What was unloading from the vessel?
Answer: A cargo of pig iron.
(e) What work did the head teacher assign to the author?
Answer: Sweeping of the recitation room.
(f) What was the head teacher’s remark after seeing the author’s work?
Answer: After seeing the author’s work, the head teacher remarked, “I guess you will do to enter this institution.”
So, these were My Struggle For an Education Questions & Answers.