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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. How does Laura say Malcolm could have saved her once?
2. What does Luther tell Malcolm about using his fists?
3. What are Laura's parting words to Malcolm?
4. What does Luther tell Malcolm about Allah?
5. What does Sidney witness on the streets as he delivers his papers?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Malcolm discover when he gets to the scene of the fight?
2. How does Luther continue to influence Malcolm in prison?
3. How does Malcolm show his humility after becoming a Muslim minister?
4. What is the significance of Malcolm's attempts to straighten his hair, according to Luther?
5. What happens when the white policemen arrive at the fight?
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 further instruction does Luther give Malcolm?
10. What life-changing information does Malcolm finally receive from Luther?
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 Charisma. Begin your essay with Mrs. Swerlin's explanation that people like to be around Malcolm and the reasons she gives. Move to the early days within the movement and why many people followed Malcolm as a militant leader. Conclude with how Malcolm's charisma did not overcome the resentment of his followers after he changed his attitude toward people of other elasticities.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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