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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 do the gathered crowd and the firemen all stand looking at the house burn down?
2. Who is the fair, young mulatto woman hanging out clothes?
3. What does Archie say about writing down numbers?
4. Malcolm says "That cat who says he's in utilities actually is in utilities ___________________________."
5. What is the name given to Malcolm during a fist fight in prison?
Short Essay Questions
1. Unable to pursue his dream, what happens to Malcolm?
2. Describe the abrupt change of scene from the meeting with Betty outside her classroom.
3. Why are Luther, Sidney, and Malcolm waiting outside a classroom one day?
4. What does Betty get Sidney to admit?
5. Who calls Malcolm to the scene?
6. What does Betty tell their children about Malcolm's frequent absences?
7. Who does Malcolm meet at the subway later one night?
8. What further instruction does Luther give Malcolm?
9. What does Malcolm discover when he gets to the scene of the fight?
10. How does Malcolm defy the directive?
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 Prejudice. Using the Movement as an example and the early militancy of Malcolm, discuss how prejudice causes people to make wrong decisions, not to listen to opposing ideas, and generalizations that are transferred wrongly onto individuals.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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