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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Laura sound grateful for the subway money?
2. What does Malcolm say Luther is the first to do in the prison?
3. Who are Malcolm and the others looking for at the police station?
4. What does Shorty think Malcolm is doing with his religious talk?
5. To whom does Luther write about Malcolm?
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay of two or more typed, double spaced pages on How Terrorist Klan Activity Affected Malcolm X. In the essay refer to the threats and eventually burning of his family home gave Malcolm his first impressions of surviving in a white world. Include the murder of his father and the lame excuses the insurance company gave for not honoring Earl's policy. Conclude by speculating how such violence can only be expected to breed hatred and fear.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on How Things Have Changed Since Malcolm X. Include such things as the civil rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the rise of political figures such as Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Andrew Young. Conclude with the election of President Barak Obama.
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