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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What kind of school did Malcolm have to attend while at the Gohannas?
(a) A reform school
(b) A private school
(c) A state school
(d) A boarding school

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

4. Where does Malcolm hide when Sophia's friend comes into the house?
(a) In the closet
(b) In the attic
(c) Under the bed
(d) In the bathroom

5. What does Malcolm say Laura turns to when he stops seeing her?
(a) Self harm
(b) Education
(c) Drugs and prostitution
(d) An abusive white man

6. What later happens to Hymie?
(a) He goes bankrupt
(b) He is murdered
(c) He is deported
(d) He iss arrested

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

8. Whose word does Malcolm's father spread?
(a) Martin Luther
(b) Marcus Garvey
(c) Allah
(d) John Wycliffe

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

10. Which of the following characters is not a member of Malcolm's Boston gang?
(a) Shorty
(b) Sophia
(c) Rudy
(d) Sammy

11. With whom does Malcolm see Sophia and her sister in a bar?
(a) A Mafia boss
(b) A friend of Sophia's husband
(c) Sophia's husband
(d) A policeman

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

13. How is Malcolm's father killed?
(a) He has a heart attack
(b) He is murdered
(c) He iss run over
(d) He is hanged

14. Who does Malcolm impress by dating Sophia?
(a) His black male friends
(b) His sister
(c) His mother
(d) Laura

15. Where does Malcolm work after the shoeshine job?
(a) A race track
(b) A soda fountain
(c) A casino
(d) A clothes store

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Malcolm blame for Laura's demise?

2. What game does Malcolm play in Harlem?

3. What is the name of the prison Malcolm is incarcerated?

4. Who were the first people to settle in Harlem?

5. What used to attract white people to Harlem?

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