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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In describing white liberal attitudes in "Down at the Cross," the author states that "they could deal with the Negro as a symbol or a victim but has no real sense of him as" what?
(a) "An intellect."
(b) "A master."
(c) "A man."
(d) "A political power."

2. Where does the author describe having dinner at Elijah Muhammad's home in "Down at the Cross"?
(a) New York.
(b) Chicago.
(c) Oakland.
(d) San Francisco.

3. What does the author describe as the subject of the Nation of Islam speeches he observed on the streets in "Down at the Cross"?
(a) Humility.
(b) Power.
(c) Love.
(d) Acceptance.

4. The author writes in "Down at the Cross," "From my own point of view, the fact of the Third Reich alone makes obsolete forever any question of" what?
(a) "Black superiority."
(b) "Christian superiority."
(c) "White superiority."
(d) "Love."

5. The author states in the beginning of "Down at the Cross" that he believed that God and what were synonymous?
(a) Safety.
(b) Faith.
(c) Purity.
(d) Salvation.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author claims in "Down at the Cross" that two things caused him to begin listening to the Muslim speakers. What was the second thing?

2. The author puts forth the Nation of Islam's belief that the white man's rule will be ended in how much time in "Down at the Cross"?

3. About how old does the author describe the female pastor as being when he met her in "Down at the Cross"?

4. When was Elijah Muhammad born?

5. The author writes in "Down at the Cross" that "the social treatment accorded even the most successful Negroes proved that one needed, in order to be free, something more than a bank account. One needed" what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What differences does the author point out between Christianity and Islam in the second section of "Down at the Cross"?

2. How does the author describe his departure from Elijah Muhammad's home in "Down at the Cross"?

3. What does the author describe discussing with his driver after leaving Elijah Muhammad's home in "Down at the Cross"?

4. What is the source of the author's anger and resentment toward his father?

5. What "truth" does the author describe finding through this experiences with Christianity?

6. What elements of foreshadowing can be seen in the first part of "Down at the Cross"?

7. What is noteworthy about the quotes that open "Down at the Cross"?

8. How would you describe the tone in the second section of "Down at the Cross"? How has the author's perspective changed?

9. Who was Elijah Muhammad? What was his role within the Nation of Islam?

10. How does the author describe the racial perspectives in the Nation of Islam's belief system?

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