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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who approaches Malcolm while he is watching Billie Holliday?
(a) Archie
(b) Sammy
(c) The police
(d) Miles Davis

2. Who comes to visit Malcolm in this chapter?
(a) The headmaster
(b) His mother
(c) His sister
(d) His brother

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

4. Why are Malcolm's friends impressed with his dating Sophia?
(a) She is a celebrity
(b) She is a beautiful white woman
(c) She is the daughter of a Klan member
(d) She has money

5. What is Malcolm's hairstyle called?
(a) A conk
(b) A crackerjack
(c) A straight back and sides
(d) An afro

6. How many times is Malcolm questioned on local robberies?
(a) Once
(b) Twice
(c) Three times
(d) Four times

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

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

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

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

11. What does Malcolm's mother attempt to get in order to support her children?
(a) A nanny
(b) A loan
(c) Insurance money
(d) A job

12. What does Malcolm inherit from his mother?
(a) Her blonde hair
(b) Her charisma
(c) Her light skin
(d) Her pudgy hands

13. What is the name of Malcolm's sister?
(a) Daisy
(b) Lorna
(c) Ella
(d) Freda

14. Who does Malcolm say he continues to see?
(a) Sophia
(b) Archie
(c) His mother
(d) Laura

15. Why do people think Malcolm is much older than he is?
(a) He is always with women
(b) He is intelligent
(c) He is street wise
(d) He is tall

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Ella find Malcolm a job at the beginning of the chapter?

2. With whom does Malcolm see Sophia and her sister in a bar?

3. What nickname is Malcolm given in prison?

4. What does Malcolm put together once he is in Boston?

5. What kind of job does Malcolm get in Harlem?

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