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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the first terrifying image from Malcolm's childhood?
2. What does Earl say will be the outcome of their moving out of town?
3. What does the white Welfare Worker want to do?
4. What does Archie say about writing down numbers?
5. What discouraging thing does Mr. Ostrovski do to Malcolm?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the Klan's warning to Louise?
2. In another flashback, how does Malcolm see himself as a prisoner?
3. What stands in the way of Malcolm's marrying Laura?
4. What are the three areas of Malcolm's life represented in the scenario?
5. What is the opening sequence in the screenplay?
6. After his father is murdered and his mother placed in an asylum, what happens to Malcolm?
7. What event does Malcolm remember as he watches people on the streets?
8. Where did Alex Baldwin get the material to write the scenario?
9. What comes out to explain Louise's fair complexion?
10. What image does the sight of a blonde woman crossing the street arouse in Malcolm?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on The Motivation of Malcolm X. The main points are (1) fear of white oppression in his youth, (2) anger at the years of slavery and subservience of the black people, (3) acceptance of Luther's idea of the black nation, and (4) delivering a conciliatory message after his trip to Mecca. In all of this, show what his motivation is and what it is not.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages No Honor Among Thieves. Use the association between Malcolm and West Indian Archie as an example of how criminals do not trust other criminals. Broaden the discussion into the problem of trusting other people when one is not trustworthy himself. Explain why a liar always thinks other people are lying, too.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on Things That Can Change Personal Views. Pick three areas such as (1) a religious experience, (2) a near death experience, or (3) a wartime experience and write an essay on events that can change a person dramatically.
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