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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 does Cleaver say a black man was willing to do for his white master?
2. What does Cleaver say the new left and the new right are the result of?
3. How did the man's arguments with his girlfriend end?
4. What does Cleaver think was not a positive move for the Negro revolution?
5. Who do the blacks direct their anger towards?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Cleaver think the Negro is proving a success in the Sixties?
2. Why don't the younger men like the elderly black prisoner in Chapter 13?
3. How does Cleaver think humankind began?
4. What does Cleaver think is the only way to guarantee black security?
5. What does Axelrod say in her reply to Cleaver's first letter?
6. What events does Cleaver attribute to bridging the racial gap?
7. What is Cleaver's opinion on the structure of society?
8. Why does Cleaver think that black men often despise their own women?
9. Why does Cleaver think black men need to see themselves as strong?
10. What is the correlation between the Negro revolution and the war in Vietnam?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What major events had a profound affect on Cleaver's life and how did they change him?
Essay Topic 2
What problems does Cleaver have with James Baldwin? Why does Cleaver prefer Richard Wright? What influence did both authors have on 1960s culture and, in particular, the Negro revolution?
Essay Topic 3
Write a 500-word essay that answers the following question: In what way could President Kennedy's death be seen as a help to the civil rights movement rather than a hindrance?
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