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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 it West Indian Archie cannot remember when Malcolm goes for a visit?
2. If God is black, what is Luther's conclusion about white men?
3. What does Malcolm tell Luther was the only time he ever went down on his knees?
4. What is the setting for the beginning of Part 2 of the scenario?
5. To whom does Luther write about Malcolm?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Luther continue to influence Malcolm in prison?
2. Who calls Malcolm to the scene?
3. What is the significance of Malcolm's attempts to straighten his hair, according to Luther?
4. Describe the abrupt change of scene from the meeting with Betty outside her classroom.
5. Who gets beaten badly although he had nothing to do with the original fight?
6. What does Malcolm discover when he gets to the scene of the fight?
7. What does Malcolm, now a Muslim minister, organize after the riot in Harlem?
8. What does Luther tell Malcolm about?
9. Who sees the potential in Malcolm and gives him good advice?
10. Who does Malcolm meet at the subway later one night?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages No Honor Among Thieves. Use the association between Malcolm and West Indian Archie as an example of how criminals do not trust other criminals. Broaden the discussion into the problem of trusting other people when one is not trustworthy himself. Explain why a liar always thinks other people are lying, too.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay of two or more typed, double-spaced pages on How I Believe Democracy works. Using Malcolm as an example of someone profiting from the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, discuss how it is possible for many people to have opposing views in a democracy. Describe other regimes where such a privilege is not possible.
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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