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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. Who does Louise face one night at suppertime?
2. What does Shorty say the Harvard Law School is for?
3. What is the evidence that Earl did not commit suicide?
4. what are some of the menial jobs Malcolm has?
5. What famous historical figure do Malcolm and Shorty talk about on Boston Commons?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Betty suspect long before Malcolm is aware of it?
2. What is Betty's greatest fear?
3. How is Malcolm's change of heart received by militant blacks?
4. What is the nature of the directive to Muslim ministers regarding the assassination of the president?
5. Who gets beaten badly although he had nothing to do with the original fight?
6. Who does Louise Little, Malcolm's mother, have to confront in the back yard of her house?
7. What is the result of Malcolm's taking the group of ministers to the jail?
8. What is the Klan's warning to Louise?
9. What does Betty tell their children about Malcolm's frequent absences?
10. What does Luther tell Malcolm about?
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages No Honor Among Thieves. Use the association between Malcolm and West Indian Archie as an example of how criminals do not trust other criminals. Broaden the discussion into the problem of trusting other people when one is not trustworthy himself. Explain why a liar always thinks other people are lying, too.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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