Madam C.J. Walker

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Madam C.J. Walker.

1. What was Madam C.J. Walker's birth name?
a. Clara Jones
b. Sarah Breedlove
c. Cynthia Walker
d. Alice Burns
e. Harriet James

2. Where was Madam C.J. Walker born?
a. New York
b. Illinois
c. Mississippi
d. Louisiana
e. Alabama

3. Madam C.J. Walker was the first member of her family to be born ______.
a. A free person
b. In the United States
c. In a hospital
d. A slave
e. All of the above

4. Which of the following best describes Madam C.J. Walker's childhood?
a. She grew up in a wealthy family in the city
b. She was poor and her parents died when she was seven
c. She lived on a big farm with her parents and siblings
d. She grew up as a slave and escaped when she was twelve
e. Her parents were both teachers and sent her to boarding school most of her childhood

5. What caused Madam C.J. Walker to start working with hair care products?
a. She wanted to be a blond
b. She thought it could make her rich
c. Her husband started going bald
d. She was inspired while attending dermatology school
e. She began having problems with her own scalp

6. How did Madam C.J. Walker sell her hair care products?
a. She hired and trained sales associates
b. Over the internet
c. In major department stores
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

7. What was the name of Madam C.J. Walker's process for improving someone's hair?
a. The Walker Process
b. CJ's System
c. Madam's Method
d. The Walker System
e. The Walker Method

8. According to the article, what relative of Madam C.J. Walker was very involved in running her business?
a. Sister
b. Brother
c. Son
d. Father
e. Daughter

9. True or False: Madam C.J. Walker used her money to support the community including the YMCA.

10. Which of the following was a main ingredient of Madam C.J. Walker's famous shampoo?
a. Olive oil
b. Coconut oil
c. Lye
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

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