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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. What does the white Welfare Worker want to do?
3. Why does Malcolm put a gun to his head and pull the trigger?
4. What is Louise's feeling about being light skinned?
5. What does Earl say will be the outcome of their moving out of town?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Malcolm recall his father?
2. What are the two religious books where Malcolm's name is written?
3. What dramatic technique does Baldwin use to set up the background of the movie?
4. Unable to pursue his dream, what happens to Malcolm?
5. What is the Klan's warning to Louise?
6. What event does Malcolm remember as he watches people on the streets?
7. What stands in the way of Malcolm's marrying Laura?
8. Whose voice do the viewers hear saying, "Brothers, sisters, this is not our home! Our homeland is in Africa! In Africa!"
9. What is Malcolm's ambition after he finishes high school?
10. When the radio announces that Malcolm X will speak at the Audubon Ballroom, what does the viewer learn?
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 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.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on Things That Can Change Personal Views. Pick three areas such as (1) a religious experience, (2) a near death experience, or (3) a wartime experience and write an essay on events that can change a person dramatically.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on Mistaken Generalizations. Point out in your essay how the idea of the white devil translated into hate for the entire race of white people. Discuss how the same is true in reverse. Make a case for judging people by their actions rather than their ethnicity.
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