Langston Hughes Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 13, Not Without Laughter.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Langston accept a job teaching English?
(a) In a public university.
(b) In a private all boys' technical college.
(c) In a private business school and in a girls' finishing school.
(d) In a public school in Mexico City.

2. What does Langston's mother write?
(a) Plays.
(b) Musicals.
(c) Sermons for church.
(d) Verse for church programs.

3. Whose poems does Langston like?
(a) Only Richard Aldington and James Alexander Allan.
(b) Only Alan Davies and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
(c) Only George Barker and Thomas Campbell.
(d) Only Longellow and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

4. How does Langston pass the time in Mexico?
(a) By reading, improving his Spanish, and riding horses.
(b) By playing soccer with other boys in town.
(c) By working on his autobiography.
(d) By reading and writing.

5. What does Langston's mother make him do at church?
(a) Be in the choir.
(b) Be an acolyte.
(c) Act out a role.
(d) Read the Gospel.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Langston's father try to convince Langston to come to Mexico for the summer?

2. Where does Langston stay the following summer in order to complete his first novel?

3. What does Langston's father approach him one day and say?

4. What leads Langston and his father to get into an argument concerning Langston's future?

5. During his senior year of high school, what happens to Langston?

(see the answer key)

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