1. All of the students at the Berry school were required to help with the daily maintenance of the school. Why did Martha Berry believe it was important for the students to have these responsibilities?
Working while at the school taught practical skills and helped the school save money.
2. Why is Berry called a "Gateway of Opportunity"?
Martha Berry felt that education was critical in enabling people to realize their full potential. She felt that the poor people in her community were every bit as capable as any other people anywhere else in the world. They just needed a chance to learn. Hence, Berry School became a "Gate of Opportunity," an opportunity for people to receive a solid, well-rounded education so that they might advance in life (and, simultaneously, advance the nation as a whole).
3. Describe Martha Berry's contribution to the state of Georgia and its people.
Martha Berry founded the Berry School, which provided free spiritual, practical and academic instruction to rural Georgians who might otherwise have been deprived of an education due to lack of money or geographical inaccessibility of schools.