Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

James H. Cone
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What nickname did Martin Luther King, Sr. have?

2. How many days did the Montgomery bus boycott last?

3. In what year was the Fugitive Slave Act passed?

4. What tradition did King's faith follow in Christianity?

5. What was the name of the 15-year-old high school student arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger before Rosa Parks did so?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are the two distinct religious traditions in African-American communities linked?

2. What was the difference in the way that whites and blacks were addressed during Martin's youth?

3. What were the issues that nationalists faced?

4. How did Frederick Douglass use the Constitution to declare his rights as an American?

5. What happened to Malcolm's parents during his youth?

6. To whom was Malcolm a speaker to the truth regarding black and white relations in America?

7. How did Cone show Martin Luther King, Sr.'s mindset on what a boy and a man were?

8. What did black leaders believe was necessary to gain "political and economic benefits"?

9. What metaphor has always dominated by King's writings and speeches?

10. Why did Malcolm have a problem with King's use of Christian values to help the black freedom movement progress forward?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The title of Chapter 6 is "White Man's Heaven Is a Black Man's Hell." How did the author's belief and the history that he provided readers with regarding Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. support this ideology?

Essay Topic 2

Cone stated that both King and Malcolm failed to acknowledge sexism and classism as part of their race toward freedom. How, and why, did both King and Malcolm ignore the importance of addressing both classism and sexism within the civil rights movement?

Essay Topic 3

Readers are shown the very different ways that King and Malcolm X were brought up. King was surrounded by core Christian values, while Malcolm X was the product of turmoil. How do you think their different upbringings helped to form them as leaders, and therefore the movements, given they were both fighting for the same thing?

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