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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 does Shorty say the Harvard Law School is for?
2. Why does Malcolm say he does not write to his mother in the asylum?
3. Why is Malcolm not at the Lancing High School dance?
4. What does the teenage Malcolm excel in that wins him admiration?
5. What does Malcolm's father believe is the real homeland of his people in America?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the Klan's warning to Louise?
2. What are the two religious books where Malcolm's name is written?
3. How does Malcolm recall his father?
4. Whose voice do the viewers hear saying, "Brothers, sisters, this is not our home! Our homeland is in Africa! In Africa!"
5. What comes out to explain Louise's fair complexion?
6. What does Malcolm muse about as he thinks about his past?
7. What is the opening sequence in the screenplay?
8. Unable to pursue his dream, what happens to Malcolm?
9. After his father is murdered and his mother placed in an asylum, what happens to Malcolm?
10. What are the three areas of Malcolm's life represented in the scenario?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on Following Your Dream. Begin with Malcolm's blandly accepting Mr. Ostrovski's pronouncement that black people cannot become lawyers. Point out that he did not get that same advice from Mrs. Swerlin. After the examples, personalize the essay for yourself and people in general who are determined to follow a dream.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on Being Careful About Friendships. Start with how Malcolm thought Luther and the Leader were his friends only to learn of their jealousy and danger to him and his family. Go to Sidney who was his friend as long as he held to the militant line. Then cover how the masses who once cheered him on, turned against his new message of conciliation.
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