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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author states in "Down at the Cross" that what "and heroism have been made synonymous except when it comes to blacks"?
(a) "Strength."
(b) "Power."
(c) "Love."
(d) "Violence."

2. In becoming a successful Young Minister, the author describes his rivalry with whom, in "Down at the Cross"?
(a) His older brother.
(b) His father.
(c) His uncle.
(d) His younger brother.

3. What does the author claim is the only thing to "cause any of those people to treat you as they presumably wanted to be treated" in "Down at the Cross"?
(a) "The power of attorney."
(b) "The fear of your power to retaliate."
(c) "The ability for empathy."
(d) "The ability to communicate with them."

4. The author claims that we owe the ministry of Elijah Muhammad to the fact that he witnessed what when he was five or six years old?
(a) His mother's lynching.
(b) His uncle's execution.
(c) His father's lynching.
(d) His mother's rape.

5. The author writes in "Down at the Cross," "It was absolutely clear that the police would whip you and take you in as long as" what?
(a) "You were guilty."
(b) "You were hiding something."
(c) "They could get away with it."
(d) "You were not one of them."

6. When did Elijah Muhammad tell the author that the white man's time had been up, but that it had been the will of Allah that the black man be redeemed by his white masters?
(a) 1919.
(b) 1913.
(c) 1925.
(d) 1932.

7. For how long did the author remain on the pulpit as a Young Minister?
(a) About 2 years.
(b) Less than a year.
(c) Over 3 years.
(d) Less than 6 months.

8. How old was the author when he describes an encounter where a policeman made a racial slur as he passed in Manhattan in "Down at the Cross"?
(a) 19.
(b) 10.
(c) 16.
(d) 13.

9. What kind of athletic career does the author describe pursuing but not succeeding at in "Down at the Cross"?
(a) Football.
(b) Prize-fighting.
(c) Baseball.
(d) Basketball.

10. What word from "Down at the Cross" means something continuing without pause or interruption?
(a) Exuberant.
(b) Incessant.
(c) Explicit.
(d) Petulant.

11. Where does the author describe the pimps and whores hanging out in Harlem in "Down at the Cross"?
(a) The Avenue.
(b) Delancey.
(c) Broad St.
(d) Broadway.

12. In describing his dinner at Elijah Muhammad's home, the author states, "I began to see that Elijah's power came from his" what?
(a) "Ability to create a sense of calm."
(b) "Ambition."
(c) "Single-mindedness."
(d) "Articulation and sense of logic."

13. The author claims in "Down at the Cross" that two things caused him to begin listening to the Muslim speakers. What was the first thing?
(a) The Presidential elections.
(b) The Police.
(c) The Vietnam War.
(d) World War II.

14. How does the author describe his feelings about "a separate black economy in America"?
(a) "A cautionary warning."
(b) "An ideal to attain."
(c) "A true possibility if there were enough cooperation."
(d) "Willfull, and even mischievous nonsense."

15. How does the author describe female segregated restrooms in "Down at the Cross"?
(a) They say "White Women" and "Negro Women."
(b) They say "White Women" and "Colored Ladies."
(c) They say "White Ladies" and "Black Ladies."
(d) They say "White Ladies" and "Colored Women."

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the author describe listening to the Muslim speakers in "Down at the Cross"?

2. How late was the author when he arrived for dinner at Elijah Muhammad's home?

3. The author asserts in "Down at the Cross" that "a civilization is not destroyed by wicked people; it is not necessary that people be wicked but only that they be" what?

4. Whom does the author describe as having stated that "the cry of 'violence' was not raised... when the Israelis fought to regain Israel, and, indeed, is raised only when black men indicate that they will fight for their rights"?

5. The author asserts in "Down at the Cross," "The real reason that nonviolence is considered to be a virtue in Negroes--I am not speaking now of its racial value, another matter altogether--is that white men do not want" what?

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