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Malcolm X Quiz

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What was the birth name of the figure we know as Malcolm X?
Malcolm Alexander
Michael O'Toole
Malcolm Little
Malcolm Xavier

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Malcolm X's birth parents were largely involved in the U.N.I.A. which was a group promoting empowerment for African-Americans. What was the name of the founder of this group whose philosophies had a direct impact on Malcolm X's own philosophy as well as the philosophies of his parents?
Timothy Essler
Jean-Marc Patrice
Marcus Garvey
Hampton X

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In his youth, Malcolm X did ten years in prison for what pair of charges?
Conspiracy and aiding and abetting a fugitive
Murder and larceny
Larceny and breaking and entering
Underage drinking and D.U.I.

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While serving his prison sentence, Malcolm X joined what controversial religious organization?
The Nation of Islam
The Church of Scientology
The Luddite Sect
The People's Temple

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Malcolm X took on the last name of "X" as a symbol for what?
His lack of education for much of his early life
His refusal to claim he was a part of one family over any other
His respect for his grandfather Xavier
His lost African family name

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One of Malcolm X's most famous quotes was the phrase, "If you're not willing to die for it, put the word (Blank) out of your vocabulary." Fill in the blank.
Freedom
Justice
Truth
Love

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In Malcolm X's writings, one of his most famous passages involved his experience with copying words from the dictionary. What animal's name does he particularly describe for its importance in helping him to develop his scholarship?
Aardvark
Gnat
Elephant
Cat

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What is the name of the man who was the leader of the Nation of Islam during Malcolm X's life?
Otto Henkel
Tenneman Harseh
Elijah Muhammad
Sebastian al-Hazir

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Once Malcolm X left the Nation of Islam, he embarked on a religious pilgrimage to the city of Mecca. What is the name of this religious practice in the Muslim faith?
Rasj
Hajj
Ojje
Kosj

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In 1964, Malcolm X helped found a group whose goal was fostering unity between Africans and African-Americans. What was the name of this group?
Malcolm X Quiz
Organization for Afro American Unity
Congress of Racial Equality
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
The Pan-Liberian Movement

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What is the name of the speech which Malcolm X gave in Cleveland in April 1964 where he urged his supporters to give peaceful protest a chance but to also be ready to fight for their rights if they had to?
"Kings Crash Down"
"The Ballot or the Bullet"
"Mr. Kennedy's Last Chance"
"Fire Roaring Through the Earth"

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How did Malcolm X pass away?
He was murdered.
He died in a plane crash.
He suffered a severe stroke.
Unknown

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In what American city was Malcolm X assassinated?
New York City
Chicago
Minneapolis
Little Rock

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What is the name of Malcolm X's autobiography?
The Importance of It All
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
X
Live and Burn

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On what date in America is Malcolm X Day celebrated annually?
January 31st
June 4th
December 19th
May 19th

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