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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 is Louise's feeling about being light skinned?
2. What does Earl say will be the outcome of their moving out of town?
3. Who does Malcolm come across in Small's Paradise Bar?
4. Where is Louise seen telling someone not to feed that boy no pig?
5. What is the name given to Malcolm during a fist fight in prison?
Short Essay Questions
1. In another flashback, how does Malcolm see himself as a prisoner?
2. After his father is murdered and his mother placed in an asylum, what happens to Malcolm?
3. Where did Alex Baldwin get the material to write the scenario?
4. What dramatic technique does Baldwin use to set up the background of the movie?
5. When the radio announces that Malcolm X will speak at the Audubon Ballroom, what does the viewer learn?
6. Unable to pursue his dream, what happens to Malcolm?
7. What does Malcolm muse about as he thinks about his past?
8. What comes out to explain Louise's fair complexion?
9. What image does the sight of a blonde woman crossing the street arouse in Malcolm?
10. How does Malcolm recall his father?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on What People Pray For. Refer to Luther's comment that black people pray to have in heaven what white people have on Earth. Discuss the materialism in such prayers. Examine how the statement is a generalization that does not consider what white people pray for. Finally, discuss how prayer for supremacy and oppression amounts only to mere words.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on Following Your Dream. Begin with Malcolm's blandly accepting Mr. Ostrovski's pronouncement that black people cannot become lawyers. Point out that he did not get that same advice from Mrs. Swerlin. After the examples, personalize the essay for yourself and people in general who are determined to follow a dream.
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