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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 Malcolm think about Luther's hype?
2. What does Laura say ministers always are when they hear about real life?
3. What does Luther tell Malcolm about the first people ever created?
4. Why do the men in the license plate shop cheer Luther?
5. What are Laura's parting words to Malcolm?
Short Essay Questions
1. After Malcolm follows Luther out of prison, where does he go?
2. What does Malcolm, now a Muslim minister, organize after the riot in Harlem?
3. What quickly becomes clear about Luther's son, Sidney?
4. What life-changing information does Malcolm finally receive from Luther?
5. Who does Malcolm meet at the subway later one night?
6. Who are Betty's students in the class?
7. What is the result of Malcolm's taking the group of ministers to the jail?
8. How does Luther continue to influence Malcolm in prison?
9. What does Luther tell Malcolm about?
10. Why are Luther, Sidney, and Malcolm waiting outside a classroom one day?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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 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.
This section contains 647 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)