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

2. Who made the following statement: "If King loses, worse leaders are going to take his place"?

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

4. To which biblical person was Malcolm X compared?

5. What did Cone say were the "outward signs of an inward transformation"? (Chapter 11)

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Cone state the difference between King and Malcolm was regarding their impact on recognizing them today?

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

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

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. What was King surprised to find out about urban youth's mindset regarding the civil rights movement following the signing of the Voting Rights Bill?

7. According to Malcolm, what problem did "color" have on the self-hate that most blacks held?

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

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

10. Unlike Malcolm, why did King believe in whites?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. placed much faith in the cross and the imagery that the cross represented. Based upon his thoughts, answer the following questions:

- What did the cross represent for King?

- What imagery did King associate with the cross?

- How did Christ's rise from the cross represent the rise of African Americans?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Based on the information in the book, who do you think had the greatest impact on the civil rights or black freedom movement? Why?

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