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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 happens to Malcolm after his mother is taken away?
2. Malcolm says "That cat who says he's in utilities actually is in utilities ___________________________."
3. How does Archie outfit Malcolm with new clothes?
4. What is the first terrifying image from Malcolm's childhood?
5. Where does Louise tell little Malcolm he was born?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the Klan's warning to Louise?
2. What is Malcolm's ambition after he finishes high school?
3. What event does Malcolm remember as he watches people on the streets?
4. What does Malcolm muse about as he thinks about his past?
5. How does Malcolm recall his father?
6. What stands in the way of Malcolm's marrying Laura?
7. What are the three areas of Malcolm's life represented in the scenario?
8. What is the scene where the character of Laura is introduced?
9. What comes out to explain Louise's fair complexion?
10. Unable to pursue his dream, what happens to Malcolm?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on Reevaluating First Impressions. Using Malcolm X as your example, discuss (1) the first impression most white people had about Malcolm X, (2) the changes that took place in his thinking, and (3) the reason most people did not recognize the changes. Apply that example to a discussion of why first impressions are not always reliable but are difficult to change.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on Charisma. Begin your essay with Mrs. Swerlin's explanation that people like to be around Malcolm and the reasons she gives. Move to the early days within the movement and why many people followed Malcolm as a militant leader. Conclude with how Malcolm's charisma did not overcome the resentment of his followers after he changed his attitude toward people of other elasticities.
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