One Day When I was Lost: A Scenario Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. As Malcolm holds Laura's hand, why does she shiver?

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

3. Why do the gathered crowd and the firemen all stand looking at the house burn down?

4. Malcolm says "That cat who says he's in utilities actually is in utilities ___________________________."

5. Who does Louise face one night at suppertime?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the opening sequence in the screenplay?

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

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

4. How does Malcolm recall his father?

5. What comes out to explain Louise's fair complexion?

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

7. When the radio announces that Malcolm X will speak at the Audubon Ballroom, what does the viewer learn?

8. What event does Malcolm remember as he watches people on the streets?

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

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

Essay Topics

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 importance of dialog in human relationships. Early on in his career with the Movement, Malcolm never entertained the idea of dialog with white people. He learned the importance of dialog when he visited Mecca. Discuss how open dialog should be the first step taken in bringing conflicting sides together.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on The Role of Religion in Race Relations. Contrast the racist Christian community with the backlash racism that came from the Black Muslim culture. Is there any difference? End your essay with comments on how religion should play a role in uniting people rather than creating a great divide.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on Standing Up for What One Believes. Use Malcolm as an example of standing up for what he believed and give examples such as (1) believing that all white men are devils, (2) believing that there is a black nation that will rule the country, (3) believing that he had made a mistake in his earlier beliefs. Show how he was willing to take a stand on each of those issues regardless of danger to himself. Conclude with translating Malcolm's example into a generality about standing up for one's beliefs.

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