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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 Malcolm admit to Laura that made him proud when he was a little boy?
2. How does Malcolm get away with entering a bar in the Negro Section of Lansing?
3. Who is Shorty referring to when he speaks about ofays?
4. Why does Malcolm think they might make him class president at school?
5. What city had Laura never heard of?
Short Essay Questions
1. When the radio announces that Malcolm X will speak at the Audubon Ballroom, what does the viewer learn?
2. What does Malcolm muse about as he thinks about his past?
3. Unable to pursue his dream, what happens to Malcolm?
4. What is the Klan's warning to Louise?
5. In another flashback, how does Malcolm see himself as a prisoner?
6. What image does the sight of a blonde woman crossing the street arouse in Malcolm?
7. What is Malcolm's ambition after he finishes high school?
8. What are the three areas of Malcolm's life represented in the scenario?
9. What stands in the way of Malcolm's marrying Laura?
10. Who does Louise Little, Malcolm's mother, have to confront in the back yard of her house?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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