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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 Luther tell Malcolm before he leaves the prison?
2. What metaphor does Laura use to describe her condition?
3. Who are Malcolm and the others looking for at the police station?
4. What does Malcolm say he feels like when he walks the streets of Harlem?
5. What does Laura say she needs from Malcolm?
Short Essay Questions
1. What life-changing information does Malcolm finally receive from Luther?
2. What happens when the white policemen arrive at the fight?
3. What further instruction does Luther give Malcolm?
4. What is the significance of Malcolm's attempts to straighten his hair, according to Luther?
5. Who does Malcolm meet at the subway later one night?
6. What does Malcolm, now a Muslim minister, organize after the riot in Harlem?
7. What is the result of Malcolm's taking the group of ministers to the jail?
8. Who calls Malcolm to the scene?
9. What does Malcolm discover when he gets to the scene of the fight?
10. What quickly becomes clear about Luther's son, Sidney?
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 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 Things That Can Change Personal Views. Pick three areas such as (1) a religious experience, (2) a near death experience, or (3) a wartime experience and write an essay on events that can change a person dramatically.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages No Honor Among Thieves. Use the association between Malcolm and West Indian Archie as an example of how criminals do not trust other criminals. Broaden the discussion into the problem of trusting other people when one is not trustworthy himself. Explain why a liar always thinks other people are lying, too.
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