Chapter 1, Wandering
1. At what age does Langston Hughes begin to consider himself a poet?
2. What do people suppose Langston has because he is black?
3. Describe Hughes' family history.
4. From whom is his mother's grandfather supposedly descended?
(a) Frances Quarles.
(b) Sterling A. Brown.
(c) Kole Black.
(d) Francis Scott Key.
5. Where is Langston Hughes born?
(a) Cleveland, Ohio.
(b) Chicago, Illinois.
(c) New York, New York.
(d) Joplin, Mississippi.
6. In what school does Langston's mother enroll him?
(a) Berkeley-Carroll School.
(b) Poly Preparatory School.
(c) The Harrison Street School.
(d) Indian Creek School.
7. When is Langston reunited with his father for a short while?
(a) His father joins them in Chicago.
(b) He visits his father in Mexico for a summer.
(c) His family moves to New York.
(d) His mother and he move to Mexico City.
8. How is Mary Langston a proud woman?
(a) She refuses to cook, clean, or wash for rich white families.
(b) She never asks for help.
(c) She charges a great deal of money to work for white people.
(d) She does not speak to white people.
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