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James H. Cone
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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. According to King, what happened when he watched Malcolm on television? (Chapter 9)
(a) He would turn off the television.
(b) He would fail to identify with him.
(c) He would fail to see his point.
(d) He would get a twinge of hate.

2. Who said, "Sometimes I have dared to dream"?
(a) Gandhi.
(b) Martin Luther King, Sr.
(c) Martin Luther King, Jr.
(d) Malcolm X.

3. Which U.S. President refused to put voting rights up to Congress after King asked him to?
(a) Eisenhower.
(b) Roosevelt.
(c) Johnson.
(d) Kennedy.

4. How did Cone characterize the media's representations of the "black self" in the 1950s?
(a) Narrow.
(b) Negative.
(c) Meaningless.
(d) Demeaning.

5. 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) Himself.
(c) The black initiative.
(d) Elijah Muhammad.

Short Answer Questions

1. What march did King believe was the "final lap of a freedom march that had started in Montgomery ten years earlier"?

2. Who did Malcolm believe was responsible for the conspiracy to oust him from the Black Muslim movement?

3. Malcolm taught the "true Islamic faith", one upheld by Eastern Islamic teachings. To whom did he make it applicable?

4. What did Malcolm consider socialism to be an alternative for?

5. According to Cone, what did Malcolm alienate in Chapter 6?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did Malcolm derive his view of women?

2. What was the "doctrine of doom of white America" based upon?

3. Why did Malcolm find it necessary to address Third World nations regarding civil inequalities?

4. According to Cone, why was Malcolm's faith harder to understand and communicate to the majority of Americans?

5. What did Cone decide was the greatest limitation for both King and Malcolm?

6. What limited both Malcolm and King from recognizing the connection between racism and sexism?

7. Why did black men fail to question "The Moynihan Report" even though it offended them?

8. What two books began black youth's movement away from nonviolent actions as the "weapon" for social change?

9. What was Malcolm's "The Ballot or the Bullet" speech an initial attempt for him to do?

10. Why did Malcolm find that Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam was a more suitable faith then Christianity for him?

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