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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 say when the policeman says bloodshed never solved anything?
2. What does Luther have to say about what Malcolm does to his hair?
3. Over what does Malcolm challenge the Sunday Bible Teacher?
4. What is Hinton's condition in the jail?
5. What does Luther tell Malcolm all black people are?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Malcolm show his humility after becoming a Muslim minister?
2. What does Malcolm, now a Muslim minister, organize after the riot in Harlem?
3. Who calls Malcolm to the scene?
4. What quickly becomes clear about Luther's son, Sidney?
5. What is the result of Malcolm's taking the group of ministers to the jail?
6. Who does Malcolm meet at the subway later one night?
7. Who are Betty's students in the class?
8. Describe the abrupt change of scene from the meeting with Betty outside her classroom.
9. What life-changing information does Malcolm finally receive from Luther?
10. How does Luther continue to influence Malcolm in prison?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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 Being Careful About Friendships. Start with how Malcolm thought Luther and the Leader were his friends only to learn of their jealousy and danger to him and his family. Go to Sidney who was his friend as long as he held to the militant line. Then cover how the masses who once cheered him on, turned against his new message of conciliation.
This section contains 630 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)