The Autobiography Of Malcolm X Quiz!

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The Autobiography Of Malcolm X Quiz!


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  • 1. 
    Malcolm's father, Earl Little, was a follower of what great Black leader?
    • A. 

      Noble Drew Ali

    • B. 

      Booker T. Washington

    • C. 

      Marcus Garvey

  • 2. 
    One of the tenants of the U.N.I.A (Universal Negro Improvement Association) was that Black people in America should unite with and engage in international commerce with Black people on the African continent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Malcolm's earliest vivid memory was ...
    • A. 

      His mother being sent to a mental institution

    • B. 

      His family's home being set on fire by Klansmen

    • C. 

      Traveling with his father to hear him preach

  • 4. 
    Malcolm felt that he was favored by his father because ...
    • A. 

      He got better grades in school.

    • B. 

      He was of a lighter complexion than his siblings.

    • C. 

      He was always polite to his mother.

  • 5. 
    The U.N.I.A. meetings concluded with what chant?
    • A. 

      Accept your own and be your self!

    • B. 

      Thank God almighty, we are free at last!

    • C. 

      Up you mighty nation, you can accomplish what you will!

  • 6. 
    How was Earl Little murdered?
    • A. 

      He was lynched.

    • B. 

      He was gunned down.

    • C. 

      He was tied to railroad tracks and run over by a train.

  • 7. 
    At the time of his murder, Earl and Louise Little had ___ children.
  • 8. 
    What were Malcolm's recollections of the state welfare workers?
    • A. 

      They were always very nice.

    • B. 

      They treated his family as though they were less than human.

    • C. 

      His family had to travel into Lansing to meet with the workers.

  • 9. 
    What eventually happened to Louise Little and her family?
    • A. 

      Louise eventually got a good job and she and her family moved to Cleveland.

    • B. 

      Louise remarried and her new husband helped her to rear the children.

    • C. 

      Louise was committed to a mental institution and the children were parceled out to different foster homes.

  • 10. 
    The Little family received a visit from Earl Little's eldest daughter. What was her first name?
  • 11. 
    What profession did Mr. Ostrowski advise Malcolm to consider?
    • A. 

      Medicine

    • B. 

      Law Law

    • C. 

      Carpentry

  • 12. 
    At the end of his eighth grade year, Malcolm moved from the state capital of Michigan to what other state capital?
  • 13. 
    Hanging out in Roxbury, Malcolm met a homeboy from Lansing in the pool hall. What was his nickname?
  • 14. 
    Malcolm quit his shoeshine job at the Roseland because he didn't have time to shine shoes and dance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What was the name of the female friend Malcolm met at his soda fountain clerk job?
  • 16. 
    What happened to Laura after dating Malcolm?
    • A. 

      She went to college and later became an English professor.

    • B. 

      She became promiscuous with men and women, eventually falling into a life of drug addiction and prostitution.

    • C. 

      She got married and had five children.

  • 17. 
    Immediately after the dance competition at the Duke Ellington show, Malcolm met a white female friend. Her name was ________.
  • 18. 
    Ella was very pleased that Malcolm was dating a classy white woman.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Why did Ella encourage Malcolm to take a railroad job?
    • A. 

      She wanted Malcolm to travel and see different places.

    • B. 

      She wanted Malcolm to get out of Boston to keep him away from Sophia.

    • C. 

      Because he could earn more money on the railroad than working a regular job in Roxbury.

  • 20. 
    What was the railroad crew’s favorite Harlem night spot?
  • 21. 
    How did Malcolm’s first trip to New York affect him?
    • A. 

      He did not like all the crowds and traffic.

    • B. 

      He decided then he didn't want to live anywhere else.

    • C. 

      He wanted to be a singer.

  • 22. 
    Malcolm became so successful at selling sandwiches on his train, that his crew began to call him " ______ Red".
  • 23. 
    Upon his return to Lansing, how was Malcolm received?
    • A. 

      He had changed so much, hardly anyone recognized him.

    • B. 

      Everyone was amazed at his conk and zoot suit.

    • C. 

      The people of Lansing stared at him like he was from another planet.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    When the awed crowd at the Lansing dance asked Malcolm for his autograph, he signed his name, _________ Red.
  • 25. 
    After being fired from the his railroad job, Malcolm's next job was at Small's Paradise, where he worked as a _______ .
    • A. 

      Cook

    • B. 

      Dishwasher

    • C. 

      Waiter