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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 think about Luther's hype?
2. Who are Malcolm and the others looking for at the police station?
3. Why does Laura sound grateful for the subway money?
4. What does Malcolm tell Luther was the only time he ever went down on his knees?
5. What does Laura want instead of coffee?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who are Betty's students in the class?
2. Who calls Malcolm to the scene?
3. Who does Malcolm meet at the subway later one night?
4. What does Malcolm discover when he gets to the scene of the fight?
5. Why are Luther, Sidney, and Malcolm waiting outside a classroom one day?
6. After Malcolm follows Luther out of prison, where does he go?
7. What further instruction does Luther give Malcolm?
8. What quickly becomes clear about Luther's son, Sidney?
9. How does Malcolm show his humility after becoming a Muslim minister?
10. What happens when the white policemen arrive at the fight?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on The Motivation of Malcolm X. The main points are (1) fear of white oppression in his youth, (2) anger at the years of slavery and subservience of the black people, (3) acceptance of Luther's idea of the black nation, and (4) delivering a conciliatory message after his trip to Mecca. In all of this, show what his motivation is and what it is not.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages comparing the burning of Malcolm's childhood home and the Molotov cocktail thrown into Malcolm's home just before he is assassinated. Note how the racist feelings on both sides are similar in nature. Discuss the irony of the situation.
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