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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who is Malcolm X?
(a) Civil Rights leader.
(b) Official U.S. ambassador.
(c) Sports figure.
(d) Professor of African-American history.
2. By meeting and getting to know Malcolm X, Maya finds her own opinions:
(a) Being ridiculed.
(b) Mattering more than before.
(d) Being tested.
3. What is Dunkwa?
(a) Traditional rice and vegetable dish.
(b) Small village Maya visits.
(c) A regional dialect.
(d) Maya's name in Fanti.
4. Maya Angelou accompanies Malcolm X to the airport after his meeting with:
(a) Ghana's president.
(b) The university's chancellor.
(c) The American ambassador.
(d) Ghana's star soccer player.
5. What does Guy do when Maya becomes angry and tries to assert her maternal authority?
(a) He tells her to mind her own business.
(b) He knocks over a chair.
(c) He hugs her and tells her to cut it out.
(d) He walks away.
6. Who helped Julian Mayfield eat sausages he received from America?
(a) Maya and her roommates.
(b) Guy and his college friends.
(c) Sheikhali and his assistants.
(d) Nana and his children.
7. At Dieter's house, everyone is embarrassed when Dieter's mother starts to:
(a) Snore loudly.
(b) Yell loudly at Torvash.
(c) Sing patriotic songs.
(d) Flirt with Torvash.
8. The public figure who leaves the Accra hotel at the same time as Malcolm X ends up:
(a) Tripping over a suitcase.
(b) Chastising him.
(c) Falling and getting a concussion.
(d) Embracing him warmly.
9. How is Maya treated when she visits a small African village?
(a) She is welcomed warmly and shown much hospitality.
(b) The villagers are wary of her and keep their distance.
(c) She is given many chores to do to pay for her meals.
(d) The villagers stare at her with open, unabashed curiosity.
10. Maya and her group of American friends arrange for Malcolm X to meet with:
(a) The best-known professor of Ghana's history.
(b) High officials within Ghana's government.
(c) The author of "Ghana and America: An Alliance."
(d) Ghana's highest achieving sports stars.
11. Why does Malcolm X approach the public figure who is leaving the hotel in Accra at the same time he is?
(a) To express his admiration.
(b) To argue with him.
(c) To ask for his support.
(d) To get his autograph.
12. Why does Maya suggest that everyone tell a story at Dieter's house?
(a) To keep a close eye on Dieter.
(b) She has a fantastic story to share.
(c) So everyone could get to know each other better.
(d) She likes Torvash and doesn't want the visit to end.
13. "The Blacks" is the name of a:
(a) Song Maya is learning.
(b) Poem Maya is writing.
(c) Book Maya is editing.
(d) Play Maya is in.
14. Who is Nana Nketsia?
(a) Leader of Ghana's Anglican Church.
(b) Star of Ghana's top soap opera.
(c) Adviser to the president.
(d) Chief of police.
15. When it's Dieter's turn to share a story with Maya and her guest, he tells a somewhat vulgar story about:
(a) Peace and war.
(b) Men and women.
(c) Angels and demons.
(d) Friends and enemies.
Short Answer Questions
1. How long does the event organized by the Revolutionist Returnees to support MLK's march take place?
2. After Malcolm is whisked away at the airport, how do Maya and her friends feel?
3. What is the time difference between Washington DC and Ghana?
4. The chapter that deals with Malcolm X underlines what prominent theme in the book?
5. After living in Ghana for a time, why does Maya feel she needs to take a vacation away from this nation?
This section contains 586 words
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