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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Malcolm say he gives to an undercover police officer in this chapter?
(a) An illegal drink
(b) A prostitute's number
(c) A cigarette
(d) A reefer

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which area of New York does Malcolm discover during his train rides?

2. Where does Malcolm's sister live?

3. Who is Malcolm approached by at the dance?

4. What does Malcolm's mother attempt to get in order to support her children?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Malcolm think hustling is preferable to a normal, straight life?

2. Why do you think Malcolm is so shocked at the Nation's action against him?

3. What does Malcolm learn while he is in Africa?

4. Summarize Chapter 6.

5. What does Alex Haley write in this chapter,written after Malcolm's death?

6. In what way is Malcolm disillusioned with life in Chapter 8?

7. What are Malcolm's arguments in terms of racism?

8. Why does Malcolm change his surname from Small to X?

9. What does Malcolm find African American life like in Chapter 2?

10. What do Malcolm's early life experiences teach him?

(see the answer keys)

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