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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 say when Laura says he is nice?
2. Who is Shorty referring to when he speaks about ofays?
3. In a flashback, what does Louise say to Earl about a rabbit?
4. Who is the one-eyed preacher?
5. What does the teenage Malcolm excel in that wins him admiration?
Short Essay Questions
1. Whose voice do the viewers hear saying, "Brothers, sisters, this is not our home! Our homeland is in Africa! In Africa!"
2. What are the two religious books where Malcolm's name is written?
3. What is the scene where the character of Laura is introduced?
4. Where did Alex Baldwin get the material to write the scenario?
5. What comes out to explain Louise's fair complexion?
6. After his father is murdered and his mother placed in an asylum, what happens to Malcolm?
7. When the radio announces that Malcolm X will speak at the Audubon Ballroom, what does the viewer learn?
8. What event does Malcolm remember as he watches people on the streets?
9. What image does the sight of a blonde woman crossing the street arouse in Malcolm?
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 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 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.
Essay Topic 3
Write a critique of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on ONE DAY, WHEN I WAS LOST. Discuss the merits and weaknesses of the script. Speculate on why it never was produced as a movie. Give your recommendation to others about reading the scenario.
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