Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Malcolm taught the "true Islamic faith", one upheld by Eastern Islamic teachings. To whom did he make it applicable?
(a) Black Americans.
(b) Eastern blacks.
(c) American black men.
(d) Westernized Islamics.

2. In which Los Angeles ghetto did 14,000 National Guardsmen arrive at to restore order in 1965?
(a) Watts.
(b) Pacoima.
(c) Pico-Union.
(d) Compton.

3. What bill was passed on August 6, 1965?
(a) The Equal Rights Bill.
(b) Jim Crow Bills.
(c) The Voting Rights Bill.
(d) The Equal Protection Bill.

4. What did Malcolm consider socialism to be an alternative for?
(a) Nationalism.
(b) Capitalism.
(c) Marxism.
(d) Taoism.

5. When did Malcolm announce his break with the Nation of Islam?
(a) June 17, 1971.
(b) April 26, 1969.
(c) March 8, 1964.
(d) July 4, 1967.

6. What did blacks believe having faith in would deliver them from the KKK and other white hate groups?
(a) "God on Earth."
(b) "The God of the Southern Black Baptist."
(c) "God."
(d) "The God of the Bible."

7. Who did Malcolm claim God had "raised up...as the one to warn white America" in many of his speeches?
(a) Martin Luther King, Jr.
(b) The black initiative.
(c) Elijah Muhammad.
(d) Himself.

8. What did Malcolm call the black leaders that accepted financial support from liberal whites?
(a) "Racists."
(b) "Puppets."
(c) "Puppies."
(d) "Slaves."

9. Who wrote "And the Walls Came Tumbling Down"?
(a) Ralph Abernathy.
(b) Emily Masterson.
(c) Elijah Muhammad.
(d) W.E.B. DuBois.

10. Malcolm's comment on which assassination caused his break from the Nation of Islam?
(a) Kennedy's.
(b) Lincoln's.
(c) Martin Luther King, Jr.'s.
(d) Patrice Lumumba's.

11. Who did Martin Luther King, Jr. quote when he said, "My feets is tired but my soul is rested"?
(a) Sister Bester.
(b) Sister Pollard.
(c) Rosa Parks.
(d) Betsy Johnson.

12. Where did Malcolm claim his view of women came from? (Chapter 10)
(a) The Nation of Islam.
(b) Society.
(c) His mother.
(d) The Bible.

13. What did Cone say were the "outward signs of an inward transformation"? (Chapter 11)
(a) Afros and dashikis.
(b) Gospel and religious practice.
(c) Braiding and naturalism.
(d) Traditional robings.

14. During his June 1954 address in Harlem, what did Malcolm claim that the "white man" has brainwashed "us black people" to look upon?
(a) "A racist Jesus."
(b) "A white Jesus."
(c) "An idol that the black community could not identify with."
(d) "A blondhaired, blue-eyed Jesus."

15. What television production portrayed the Black Muslims as a black nationalist hate group in 1959?
(a) "The Hate That Hate Produced."
(b) "Stormfront."
(c) "A Twisted Definition of Hate."
(d) "The Weather Underground Documentary."

Short Answer Questions

1. How many people marched on Washington, D.C. on August 28th?

2. What did Cone claim was created for "the specific needs of blacks" in Chapter 6?

3. Who said, "Sometimes I have dared to dream"?

4. What title did Muhammad bestow on Malcolm in 1963?

5. According to King, what happened when he watched Malcolm on television? (Chapter 9)

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