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

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

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

4. What does Ella encourage Malcolm to do before he gets a job?
(a) Learn about religion
(b) Explore the city
(c) Get an education
(d) Learn an instrument

5. Who is the only person in Harlem that Malcolm says he trusts?
(a) Shorty
(b) Sammy
(c) Archie
(d) Philly

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does Malcolm's mother spend in a mental institution?

2. What does Malcolm say black men are trying to look like with their conk hairstyles?

3. For what does Malcolm bribe the guards?

4. What does Malcolm manage to evade at the end of this chapter?

5. Who else was Malcolm working for in this chapter?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Malcolm given the nickname Satan?

2. Why doe Malcolm initially think that it is a good idea to give up cigarettes in prison?

3. How does Malcolm deal with the rumors that Muhammad has been engaging in immoral activity?

4. What is the main thing Malcolm says he gets out of dating a white woman?

5. Why is Malcolm disappointed in the media's coverage of the Nation of Islam?

6. Why does Malcolm decide to take a course in English?

7. In what way did Malcolm's prison education mold his later ideas?

8. Briefly describe the history of Harlem outlined in this chapter.

9. How does Malcolm avoid the draft?

10. What does Malcolm state are the differences in the concept of love between Western religions and Islam?

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