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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. Who does Malcolm come across in Small's Paradise Bar?
3. Why does Malcolm say he does not write to his mother in the asylum?
4. What does Malcolm say about Miss Stella who says she is with an old family?
5. Who is Shorty referring to when he speaks about ofays?
Short Essay Questions
1. What dramatic technique does Baldwin use to set up the background of the movie?
2. What is the scene where the character of Laura is introduced?
3. When the radio announces that Malcolm X will speak at the Audubon Ballroom, what does the viewer learn?
4. How does Malcolm recall his father?
5. What are the three areas of Malcolm's life represented in the scenario?
6. What is Malcolm's ambition after he finishes high school?
7. What is the Klan's warning to Louise?
8. Whose voice do the viewers hear saying, "Brothers, sisters, this is not our home! Our homeland is in Africa! In Africa!"
9. After his father is murdered and his mother placed in an asylum, what happens to Malcolm?
10. What are the two religious books where Malcolm's name is written?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on What People Pray For. Refer to Luther's comment that black people pray to have in heaven what white people have on Earth. Discuss the materialism in such prayers. Examine how the statement is a generalization that does not consider what white people pray for. Finally, discuss how prayer for supremacy and oppression amounts only to mere words.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages comparing the burning of Malcolm's childhood home and the Molotov cocktail thrown into Malcolm's home just before he is assassinated. Note how the racist feelings on both sides are similar in nature. Discuss the irony of the situation.
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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