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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 the teenage Malcolm excel in that wins him admiration?
2. Who is the one-eyed preacher?
3. Who is Sophia?
4. What famous historical figure do Malcolm and Shorty talk about on Boston Commons?
5. As a youth, what are Malcolm and Laura doing that gets the crowd roaring?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Malcolm recall his father?
2. What are the three areas of Malcolm's life represented in the scenario?
3. What is Malcolm's ambition after he finishes high school?
4. What is the Klan's warning to Louise?
5. After his father is murdered and his mother placed in an asylum, what happens to Malcolm?
6. What stands in the way of Malcolm's marrying Laura?
7. What image does the sight of a blonde woman crossing the street arouse in Malcolm?
8. In another flashback, how does Malcolm see himself as a prisoner?
9. What event does Malcolm remember as he watches people on the streets?
10. Who does Louise Little, Malcolm's mother, have to confront in the back yard of her house?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
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.
This section contains 645 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)