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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through "Down At The Cross: Letter from a Region of My Mind" – Part 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. During what years did Elijah Muhammad lead the Nation of Islam?
(a) 1934-1975.
(b) 1930-1945.
(c) 1936-1946.
(d) 1941-1975.

2. The author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "We have not stopped trembling yet, but if we had not loved each other none of us would have" what?
(a) "Made it to the North."
(b) "Survived."
(c) "Left."
(d) "Achieved so much."

3. The author writes in "My Dungeon Shook," "You were born where you were born, and faced the future that you faced because" of what?
(a) "You were poor."
(b) "You were a man."
(c) "You were black."
(d) "You were rich."

4. About how old does the author describe the female pastor as being when he met her in "Down at the Cross"?
(a) 25-30.
(b) 45-50.
(c) 65-70.
(d) 55-60.

5. What does the author describe school revealing itself to be to the black community passing through adolescence in "Down at the Cross"?
(a) "A path to enlightenment."
(b) "A segue into more fruitful endeavors."
(c) "A child's game that one could not win."
(d) "A pursuit toward excellence."

Short Answer Questions

1. When was the Nation of Islam founded?

2. What does the author claim to be the seeming "sum of our achievement" as humans, in "Down at the Cross"?

3. When was E. Franklin Frazier born?

4. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" means great in importance, extent, or size?

5. The author writes in "My Dungeon Shook," "You were born into a society which spelled out with brutal clarity, and in as many ways as possible, that you were" what?

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