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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 metaphor does Laura use to describe her condition?
2. What is the importance of meeting the Leader?
3. What does Miss Betty want to know about Malcolm to tell her class of young women?
4. What is Laura's comment after Malcolm says that black people don't have to suffer like they do?
5. Who is Laura's old man?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the abrupt change of scene from the meeting with Betty outside her classroom.
2. Who calls Malcolm to the scene?
3. What does Malcolm discover when he gets to the scene of the fight?
4. What is the result of Malcolm's taking the group of ministers to the jail?
5. Who sees the potential in Malcolm and gives him good advice?
6. What does Malcolm, now a Muslim minister, organize after the riot in Harlem?
7. What does Luther tell Malcolm about?
8. How does Malcolm show his humility after becoming a Muslim minister?
9. After Malcolm follows Luther out of prison, where does he go?
10. What further instruction does Luther give Malcolm?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on Visual Arts as a Way of Telling a Story. Using Alex Baldwin's scenario, show how the story is moved along and made clear by the use of various visual flashbacks rather than pages of dialog. Give specific examples describing what message of those visuals convey.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on Reevaluating First Impressions. Using Malcolm X as your example, discuss (1) the first impression most white people had about Malcolm X, (2) the changes that took place in his thinking, and (3) the reason most people did not recognize the changes. Apply that example to a discussion of why first impressions are not always reliable but are difficult to change.
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