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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 is disturbing to the policemen at the station the night Hinton was beaten?
2. Who does Malcolm meet at the subway?
3. What is the symbolism of the new glasses and a pawnshop watch lying on a towel?
4. What does Malcolm tell Luther was the only time he ever went down on his knees?
5. What does Luther tell Malcolm about the first people ever created?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who gets beaten badly although he had nothing to do with the original fight?
2. As the second part opens, what is happening to Malcolm?
3. Who are Betty's students in the class?
4. What life-changing information does Malcolm finally receive from Luther?
5. What is the significance of Malcolm's attempts to straighten his hair, according to Luther?
6. How does Luther continue to influence Malcolm in prison?
7. Who does Malcolm meet at the subway later one night?
8. Why are Luther, Sidney, and Malcolm waiting outside a classroom one day?
9. What happens when the white policemen arrive at the fight?
10. Describe the abrupt change of scene from the meeting with Betty outside her classroom.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on Mistaken Generalizations. Point out in your essay how the idea of the white devil translated into hate for the entire race of white people. Discuss how the same is true in reverse. Make a case for judging people by their actions rather than their ethnicity.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on What Malcolm Might Have Said. From indications in the scenario, find two or three points that Malcolm might have intended to cover in his Audubon Ballroom speech. Discuss each point in detail, giving examples from the scenario.
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.
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