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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What word does Malcolm use for the first time at a press conference?
2. What kind of personality does Haley state that Malcolm has?
3. With what other Afro-American organization does Malcolm claim to have differences?
4. What is Malcolm surprised about on his travels?
5. Which city did Malcolm move to after his release from prison?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why did the slaves have their names changed upon arriving in America? What effect did it have on their families' identities?
Essay Topic 2
Using examples from the book to support your argument, examine the following statement: "The Civil Rights movement had more of a lasting influence than the Nation of Islam."
Essay Topic 3
At one point the book uses Boston as a setting.
1) What meaning does Boston bring to the book? What would you automatically link with someone who grew up in Boston?
2) How different do you think today's Boston is to the Boston in the book? How do you think the book's meaning would change if it were set in today's Boston?
3) How do you think the setting contributes to the book's humor?
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