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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. At the police station the night Hinton is beaten, what is the symbolism of the Muslim ministers?
2. What does Sydney say about black women in a Muslim household?
3. Why do the men in the license plate shop cheer Luther?
4. What is the importance of meeting the Leader?
5. What course is Miss Betty teaching when Luther, Malcolm, and Sidney eavesdrop?
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 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 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.
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