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. Why does Malcolm put a gun to his head and pull the trigger?

2. Why does Malcolm think Shorty wants to set him up with a particular woman?

3. What name is Malcolm given in Dakar?

4. What city had Laura never heard of?

5. Why does Malcolm make fun of the deacon?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. After his father is murdered and his mother placed in an asylum, what happens to Malcolm?

7. Where did Alex Baldwin get the material to write the scenario?

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

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

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

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 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 2

Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on What Malcolm Might Have Said. From indications in the scenario, find two or three points that Malcolm might have intended to cover in his Audubon Ballroom speech. Discuss each point in detail, giving examples from the scenario.

Essay Topic 3

Write a critique of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on ONE DAY, WHEN I WAS LOST. Discuss the merits and weaknesses of the script. Speculate on why it never was produced as a movie. Give your recommendation to others about reading the scenario.

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