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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How is Maya treated when she visits a small African village?
(a) The villagers stare at her with open, unabashed curiosity.
(b) The villagers are wary of her and keep their distance.
(c) She is welcomed warmly and shown much hospitality.
(d) She is given many chores to do to pay for her meals.
2. As Maya sets out to prepare for her job interview for a position at a diamond mine, what does she realize?
(a) She may not be qualified because her education stopped at high school.
(b) She really does not want to relocate to another city.
(c) She hasn't updated her resume in 14 years.
(d) Her translation skills are lacking.
3. Maya Angelou accompanies Malcolm X to the airport after his meeting with:
(a) The American ambassador.
(b) Ghana's president.
(c) The university's chancellor.
(d) Ghana's star soccer player.
4. After Maya tells Malcolm X why she is upset, how does he reply?
(a) He shakes his head and grows silent.
(b) He says he understands.
(c) He laughs loudly.
(d) He chastises her.
5. After finishing up in Venice, Maya moves on to:
6. When Dieter asks Maya to buy artwork for him in Ghana, she:
(a) Says she'll think about it.
(d) Laughs sarcastically.
7. In Ghana, who does Malcolm X ride with to the airport?
(a) The French ambassador.
(b) Nana Nketsia and Maya's friend Alice.
(c) Maya Angelou and Julian Mayfield.
(d) The Cuban ambassador and Maya Angelou.
8. In Accra, Malcolm X speaks of his falling out with:
(a) Muhammad Ali.
(b) Elijah Muhammad.
(c) John F. Kennedy.
(d) Martin Luther King.
9. When Maya takes a trip into the bush and meets with a tribal leader, where does the man think Maya is from?
10. What does Nana Nketsia ask of Maya?
(a) If she would recite a prayer at the church ceremony.
(b) If she would spy on her neighbors.
(c) If she would be willing to write a poem for the president.
(d) If she would like another job with twice the pay.
11. Maya is concerned about her son because she hears that his girlfriend is:
(a) Older than she is.
(b) A married woman.
(c) The president's sister.
12. How does Maya react to Nana Nketsia's request?
(a) With confusion.
(b) She's excited.
(c) With silence.
(d) She's disappointed.
13. What does Sheikhali say to Maya with regards to his tardiness?
(a) She should not be upset.
(b) She has every reason to be upset.
(c) His car broke down.
(d) He overslept.
14. When friends ask Maya to sing for the visiting Liberian president, how does she react?
(a) Nearly faints with disbelief.
(b) Grows silent and pensive.
(c) Reluctantly agrees.
(d) Jumps up and down with glee.
15. When it is Torvash's turn to tell a story, he talks about a German officer who had a:
(a) Silver cane.
(b) Gold pocket watch.
(c) Glass eye.
(d) Wooden leg.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Malcolm X refuse to dance during a party in his honor given by the Ghana Press Club?
2. How does Maya feel after helping to deliver a written protest to the first secretary of the embassy?
3. How does Maya correct one of Nana Nketsia's daughters?
4. Why is Maya happy that a tribal leader mistook her national identity?
5. What does Malcolm X say when he notices that Maya is upset?
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