Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare Test | Final 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 influenced Malcolm's "conception of the nightmare"?

2. Who influenced Malcolm's receptiveness to socialism?

3. According to King, "Nobody could ride your back unless" it is what?

4. How did Malcolm publicly characterize the assassination that he had been forbidden to speak about?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the official reason that was issued regarding Malcolm's removal from the Nation of Islam?

2. Although Malcolm did not finish the ninth grade, he valued education. Why did Malcolm value education?

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

4. Where did Malcolm derive his view of women?

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

6. According to Cone, how did King proclaim and live the American dream?

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

8. What did the imagery of the "bullet" and the "ballot" represent for Malcolm?

9. Why did Malcolm feel that Christian values and beliefs were a contradiction to the faith itself?

10. Why did Cone state that the break between Malcolm and Muhammad "could not be avoided"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Although both Malcolm and King's lives ended long before they could see their "dreams" come true and "nightmares" end, both left behind a legacy that will be remembered by most Americans. How did both Malcolm and King make their marks on the elimination of racism in America?

Essay Topic 2

While King spoke vehemently about the use of non-violent actions, Malcolm X could be seen as King's foil. Explain the difference between the actions that King and Malcolm X took to fight for civil rights.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss King's five objectives. What are they? Why did King see them as important? What were they meant to do for those involved in the civil rights movement?

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