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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Malcolm's father's job?
(a) A shoe shiner
(b) A lawyer
(c) A chauffer
(d) A Baptist preacher

2. How many words does Malcolm claim are part of his vocabulary before he starts reading?
(a) 50 words
(b) 500 words
(c) 200 words
(d) 350 words

3. What do Malcolm and Hymie talk about?
(a) Marrying Hymie's daughter
(b) The oppression of Jews and blacks
(c) Marxism
(d) Money

4. What does Malcolm have to do for the madam?
(a) Clean the rooms
(b) Take white men into Harlem
(c) Stand by the door
(d) Deal drugs to the customers

5. What area of the city does Malcolm claim he prefers?
(a) The Ghetto
(b) The center
(c) The suburbs
(d) The Jewish Quarter

6. What does Sophia's friend do later that night?
(a) Shoots Malcolm
(b) Calls the police
(c) Breaks into Malcolm's house
(d) Smashes Malcolm's house windows

7. How far is the detention home from Lansing?
(a) 20 miles
(b) 15 miles
(c) 2 miles
(d) 12 miles

8. Which character in this chapter wants to kill Malcolm?
(a) Sophia
(b) Archie
(c) Shorty
(d) Sammy

9. What war is Malcolm being drafted into in this chapter?
(a) World War II
(b) The Cold War
(c) The Korean War
(d) The Civil War

10. What does Malcolm manage to evade at the end of this chapter?
(a) His debtors
(b) The police
(c) The draft

11. What is the name of the Jewish man for whom Malcolm works?
(a) Simon
(b) Hymie
(c) Franz
(d) Jacob

12. What does Malcolm say black men are trying to look like with their conk hairstyles?
(a) TV stars
(b) White men
(c) Gangsters
(d) Businessmen

13. What does Malcolm take to stop feeling nervous whilse robbing people's houses?
(a) Alcohol
(b) Beta blockers
(c) Narcotics
(d) Lauging gas

14. Which musician does Malcolm see in this chapter?
(a) James Brown
(b) Miles Davis
(c) Louis Armstrong
(d) Billie Holliday

15. What do Sophia and her sister pretend to be to get tours?
(a) Surveyors
(b) Prostitutes
(c) Government officials
(d) Students

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the West Indian introduced in this chapter?

2. What does Malcolm notice about the white men he escorts into Harlem?

3. What does Malcolm say is the equivalent of money in prison?

4. Who visits Malcolm X's mother while she is pregnant with him?

5. Who does Malcolm impress by dating Sophia?

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