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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As a youth, what are Malcolm and Laura doing that gets the crowd roaring?
(a) singing.
(b) debating.
(c) dancing.
(d) marching.

2. What do the Klan members accuse Earl of doing?
(a) stirring up the bad niggers in town.
(b) preaching insurrection against the president.
(c) trying to make a name for himself.
(d) forming a Black Liberation Army.

3. Why does Earl have to walk home that night?
(a) he misses the trolley.
(b) his congregation keeps him out late.
(c) his car is out of gas.
(d) no taxi will pick him up.

4. Why is Malcolm not at the Lancing High School dance?
(a) because he has no money.
(b) because he can't dance.
(c) because he has no good clothes.
(d) because he is black.

5. What does Earl say will be the outcome of their moving out of town?
(a) they won't have any income.
(b) the Klan will go after someone else.
(c) God will help them find a better place.
(d) it will be the same wherever they go.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Malcolm admit to Laura that made him proud when he was a little boy?

2. What is the first terrifying image from Malcolm's childhood?

3. Why does the insurance company not pay up on Earl's life insurance?

4. what are some of the menial jobs Malcolm has?

5. Who does Laura say wears the sky like an overcoat?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Malcolm's ambition after he finishes high school?

2. What are the two religious books where Malcolm's name is written?

3. What stands in the way of Malcolm's marrying Laura?

4. What image does the sight of a blonde woman crossing the street arouse in Malcolm?

5. What is the Klan's warning to Louise?

6. How does Malcolm recall his father?

7. What are the three areas of Malcolm's life represented in the scenario?

8. Unable to pursue his dream, what happens to Malcolm?

9. What dramatic technique does Baldwin use to set up the background of the movie?

10. In another flashback, how does Malcolm see himself as a prisoner?

(see the answer keys)

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