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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Malcolm name his new organization?
2. From where does Malcolm want his organization to enlist support?
3. According to Malcolm, what have blacks been brainwashed to worship?
4. What continent does Malcolm visit after his pilgrimage?
5. What does Malcolm feel iss the solution to Afro American problems?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Look at the Nation of Islam in the Sixties. What were people's views on the Nation of Islam? Was there any Nation of Islam literature?How was Nation of Islam presented in popular culture? Has this representation affected the way people think about the Nation of Islam today?
Essay Topic 2
Haley was also an African American whose family suffered slavery and racism. Adhering to the rule that writers should always write about what they know, do you think it is obvious that Haley knows his subject? What difference do you think it makes to the story? Are there any moments where you think Haley does not portray a person or setting so well? What effect does it have on the story?
Essay Topic 3
Look at Spike Lee's adaptation of the book. Is it how the students would visualize the book? Do the students think the film is objective? What new meaning do the students think that Denzel Washington and Spike Lee bring to the work? How different do the students think the film would be if it were directed by a white director or starred, for example, Samuel Lee Jackson?
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