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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 Sydney say about black women in a Muslim household?
2. At the police station the night Hinton is beaten, what is the symbolism of the Muslim ministers?
3. When does Lorraine say she became a member of the Movement?
4. Why does Laura say she will never go to Malcolm's Temple?
5. Why does Lorraine think it is strange that Malcolm met her husband, Luther, in prison?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Luther continue to influence Malcolm in prison?
2. Why are Luther, Sidney, and Malcolm waiting outside a classroom one day?
3. What does Luther tell Malcolm about?
4. What happens when the white policemen arrive at the fight?
5. As the second part opens, what is happening to Malcolm?
6. What is the significance of Malcolm's attempts to straighten his hair, according to Luther?
7. What further instruction does Luther give Malcolm?
8. What does Malcolm, now a Muslim minister, organize after the riot in Harlem?
9. After Malcolm follows Luther out of prison, where does he go?
10. Who sees the potential in Malcolm and gives him good advice?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 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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