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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the quiet girl Malcolm meets in this chapter?
(a) Lorna
(b) Laura
(c) Sophia
(d) Stacy

2. What is the name of Malcolm's well-read cellmate?
(a) Mo
(b) Bimbi
(c) Jackie
(d) Davie

3. For how many years is Malcolm jailed?
(a) 8-10 years
(b) 10-15 years
(c) 16 years
(d) 20 years

4. What does Malcolm say is the equivalent of money in prison?
(a) Cigarettes
(b) Toilet paper
(c) Books
(d) Syringes

5. What used to attract white people to Harlem?
(a) A circus show
(b) The houses
(c) The restaurants
(d) The music scene

6. What does Malcolm use to travel for free?
(a) Free marijuana
(b) A gun
(c) His charisma
(d) His old train pass

7. Who visits Malcolm X's mother while she is pregnant with him?
(a) Mohammed
(b) Jesse Jackson
(c) Martin Luther King
(d) The Ku Klux Klan

8. What does Malcolm say Hymie is involved in?
(a) Illegal activity
(b) The Jewelery business
(c) Zionism
(d) Religion

9. Who was waiting at the jeweler's?
(a) Ella
(b) The police
(c) Malcolm's gang
(d) The FBI

10. Who does Malcolm blame for Laura's demise?
(a) Her grandmother
(b) Sophia
(c) Himself
(d) Shorty

11. What does Malcolm carry to protect himself?
(a) A pistol
(b) A rifle
(c) A sword
(d) A knife

12. What is the title of this first chapter?
(a) Security
(b) Nightmare
(c) Hate
(d) Mother

13. Who does Laura lie to in order to make the date with Malcolm?
(a) Her father
(b) Her grandmother
(c) Her aunt
(d) Her mother

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

15. What job does Shorty find for Malcolm?
(a) A shoeshine attendant
(b) A croupier
(c) A cleaner
(d) A dealer

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Malcolm heavily into at this point?

2. How many siblings does Malcolm X have?

3. How far is the detention home from Lansing?

4. Which musician does Malcolm see in this chapter?

5. Why do people think Malcolm is much older than he is?

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