Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam

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1. In the mid-1960s Malcolm X was beginning to moderate his stance. Why did he convert to mainstream Islam and begin to talk in terms of a brotherhood of black and white?

  • After a pilgrimage to Mecca.
  • After a conversation with Martin Luther King.
  • After a near-death experience.
  • After a vision he had.
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2. Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam argued that black people should live separately - aiming to '...' especially as...

  • Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam argued that black people should live separately - aiming to 'be above the whites' especially as they believed with enough patience they could gain power in America.
  • Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam argued that black people should live separately - aiming to 'return to Africa' especially as many African countries had gained independence in the 1960s.
  • Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam argued that black people should live separately - aiming to 'trick the whites' especially as many white politicians had shown confusion about black peoples' aims throughout the 1960s.

3. Who was the leader of the Black Power Movement before Malcolm X's assassination?

  • Alfred King
  • Malcolm X
  • Martin Luther King
  • Stokely Carmichael

4. Why did many Black Muslims replace their surname with an X?

  • Because they were illiterate and so couldn't write their surnames.
  • To represent their lost African surname and reject their slave surname.
  • It wasn't a matter of choice; the slaves they descended from had their African surnames removed from them so they no longer knew their real surnames.
  • As a way of rejecting the white system and white ways of doing things.

5. Malcolm X and other Black Muslims felt non-violent direct action and integration ...

  • had failed.
  • were succesful.
  • would work eventually.

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