During the week, month and indeed year of Malcolm X’s death, Black Americans marched, rioted, saw major legislation for voting rights passed by the United States Congress and signed into law by President Johnson.
In February of 1965, Jimmie Lee Jackson was killed by Alabama State Troopers near Selma. Blacks protested the arrest of James Orange, he was registering voters. The March from Selma to the State Capitol in Montgomery took place nearly the same time Malcolm X was murdered. Following a year of death threats, and his departure from the Nation of Islam, Malcolm was assassinated on February 21, 1965.
Malcolm X remains an iconic figure in the Black community. His original positions on race, government and economics in the United States still resonate. Take the Quiz below to recount important facts in the life of an American legend.
Malcolm X Quiz
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10 Trivia Questions about Malcolm X
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Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925. What was his name when he was born?Correct
Malcolm X or Malcolm Little was the fourth child of Earl and Louise Little.Incorrect
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Malcolm was born in the mid-west. Lived in Boston and died in New York. What city was he born?Correct
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Malcolm was sent to live with his half-sister in Boston during his teen years. Because of a petty crime, Malcolm spent _______ years in jail.Correct
Malcolm X was paroled after 7 years of his 10 years sentence.Incorrect
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In Chicago, Malcolm X met with Elijah Muhammad. Malcolm was named the assistant minister of the Nation of Islam’s Temple Number One in what city?Correct
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Malcolm X met and married Betty Sanders in 1958. How many children did they have?Correct
6 daughters. Twins were born after Malcolm was assassinated.Incorrect
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During the 1960’s civil rights movement. Malcolm X advocated a separation of the races, instead of integration. What famous leader did he label a “chump”.Correct
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Malcolm X began to become disillusioned with the Nation of Islam and it’s leader Elijah Muhammad and announced his break with the Nation on March 8, 1964. He traveled to what city as he began to study Sunni Islam?Correct
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Following a year of death threats, Malcolm X was assassinated while giving a speech at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, New York. How many gunshot wounds did he suffer to his chest, arms, and legs?Correct
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Malcolm X’s message articulate the feelings of many Blacks frustration with the United States. His autobiography is listed as one of the most influential books of the 20th century. To what author did Malcolm get to write his story?Correct
Haley wrote wrote Roots in 1976.Incorrect
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Malcolm X’s story has been portray many times on stage and in film. However, arguably critics haven chosen the film “Malcolm X” by spike lee one of the top 10 movies of the 1990’s. Who portrayed Malcolm X in this movie?Correct
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