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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. If God is black, what is Luther's conclusion about white men?
2. What does Luther tell Malcolm all black people are?
3. Why does Laura sound grateful for the subway money?
4. To whom does Luther write about Malcolm?
5. What does Malcolm tell Luther was the only time he ever went down on his knees?
Short Essay Questions
1. What further instruction does Luther give Malcolm?
2. Who gets beaten badly although he had nothing to do with the original fight?
3. Who does Malcolm meet at the subway later one night?
4. Why are Luther, Sidney, and Malcolm waiting outside a classroom one day?
5. What happens when the white policemen arrive at the fight?
6. How does Luther continue to influence Malcolm in prison?
7. How does Malcolm show his humility after becoming a Muslim minister?
8. Who calls Malcolm to the scene?
9. What is the significance of Malcolm's attempts to straighten his hair, according to Luther?
10. Who are Betty's students in the class?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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 the importance of dialog in human relationships. Early on in his career with the Movement, Malcolm never entertained the idea of dialog with white people. He learned the importance of dialog when he visited Mecca. Discuss how open dialog should be the first step taken in bringing conflicting sides together.
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