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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 Malcolm come across in Small's Paradise Bar?
2. Who is the one-eyed preacher?
3. Who is Sophia?
4. Why does Malcolm say he does not write to his mother in the asylum?
5. As Malcolm holds Laura's hand, why does she shiver?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the scene where the character of Laura is introduced?
2. What is Malcolm's ambition after he finishes high school?
3. In another flashback, how does Malcolm see himself as a prisoner?
4. When the radio announces that Malcolm X will speak at the Audubon Ballroom, what does the viewer learn?
5. What event does Malcolm remember as he watches people on the streets?
6. What is the Klan's warning to Louise?
7. What does Malcolm muse about as he thinks about his past?
8. Unable to pursue his dream, what happens to Malcolm?
9. What is the opening sequence in the screenplay?
10. What comes out to explain Louise's fair complexion?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on Prejudice. Using the Movement as an example and the early militancy of Malcolm, discuss how prejudice causes people to make wrong decisions, not to listen to opposing ideas, and generalizations that are transferred wrongly onto individuals.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on Standing Up for What One Believes. Use Malcolm as an example of standing up for what he believed and give examples such as (1) believing that all white men are devils, (2) believing that there is a black nation that will rule the country, (3) believing that he had made a mistake in his earlier beliefs. Show how he was willing to take a stand on each of those issues regardless of danger to himself. Conclude with translating Malcolm's example into a generality about standing up for one's beliefs.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on How I Believe Democracy works. Using Malcolm as an example of someone profiting from the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, discuss how it is possible for many people to have opposing views in a democracy. Describe other regimes where such a privilege is not possible.
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