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Malcolm X (Grade 7)

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Malcolm X

Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little.
  1. True
  2. False
Malcolm X's parents were activists in whose Universal Negro Improvement Association?
  1. Medgar Evers
  2. W.E.B. Dubois
  3. Marcus Garvey
  4. Booker T. Washington
In 1943, Malcolm X moved to the Bronx neighborhood of New York City.
  1. True
  2. False
In 1946, Malcolm X was sentenced to eight to ten years in prison for larceny and breaking and entering.
  1. True
  2. False
What group did Malcolm X join while in prison?

Malcolm X claimed that the "X", which was adopted by members of the Nation of Islam, represented the African name that was lost when his ancestors were taken from Africa.
  1. True
  2. False
Between 1952 and 1955, Malcolm X helped found four temples for the Nation of Islam and led the temple in Harlem.
  1. True
  2. False
During the 1950s, which federal agency began to investigate Malcolm X for his rise in the Nation of Islam and for suspected ties to communism?
  1. CIA
  2. DHS
  3. FBI
  4. NSA
Malcolm X was a strong advocate for integration and civil rights.
  1. True
  2. False
It was Malcolm X's opinion that African Americans should return to Africa.
  1. True
  2. False
Malcolm X became friends with boxer Cassius Clay and converted him to the Nation of Islam.
  1. True
  2. False
Malcolm X left the Nation of Islam after Elijah Muhammed called for violent retaliation against Los Angeles police after a temple was raided and a Nation of Islam member was killed.
  1. True
  2. False
In 1964, Malcolm X made the pilgrimage to Mecca and toured Africa.
  1. True
  2. False
What was the name of the Pan-African organization created by Malcolm X following his departure from the Nation of Islam?
  1. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  2. Organization of Afro-American Unity
  3. Congress of Racial Equality
  4. Alpha Suffrage Club
Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965 by members of the Nation of Islam.
  1. True
  2. False

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