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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. High school has readied him for college. Does Langston have a chance of going on with his education?
(a) No, because he does not want to go to college.
(b) No chance.
(c) Little chance.
(d) A great chance.
2. 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 does not speak to white people.
(d) She charges a great deal of money to work for white people.
3. Why is Hughes severely hazed when he first attends Lincoln?
(a) He does not appear as "black" as other students.
(b) He is very intelligent.
(c) Because of his mild celebrity attributed to "The Weary Blues."
(d) He is one of the few black students.
4. What do the children do one by one?
(a) They sing a solo.
(b) They thank their families and friends for their support.
(c) They approach the altar.
(d) They read a passage from the Bible.
5. Who does Langston tell that his sickness derives from a hatred of his father?
(a) His mother.
(c) The doctor.
(d) His best friend.
6. What does he do during this activity?
(a) He becomes bored and starts rolling his eyes and giggling.
(b) He refuses to sing.
(c) He laughs and makes fun of the reading.
(d) He trips and drops the candle.
7. What happens when Langston shows up to claim his room key at Columbia?
(a) He is told that he will be staying off campus.
(b) He is given a key to a small, closet-sized room.
(c) He is given a key and a roommate.
(d) He is told that blacks are not allowed in the dormitories.
8. What is Hughes' job aboard the S.S. West Hesseltine?
(a) To swab the deck.
(b) To watch over the petty officers' mess and make up their staterooms.
(c) To cook for the officers.
(d) To steer the ship.
9. Has Langston become interested in writing?
(b) Not yet.
(c) Yes, just recently.
10. What courses does Hughes take?
(a) Music and literature.
(b) Literature and theater.
(c) Theater and music.
(d) Education and literature.
11. By whom is Langston greatly influenced?
(a) Helen Chestnutt.
(b) Mary Hazelnutt.
(c) Sally Pecan.
(d) Carrie Walnutt.
12. What has Langston's mother just done?
(b) Divorced his father.
(c) Had another child.
(d) Moved in with her sister.
13. After crossing into the country, why is Langston denied a sleeping car on the train?
(a) He does not have enough money.
(b) He is too young to have a sleeping car.
(c) He is black.
(d) There are not enough sleeping cars.
14. From whom is his mother's grandfather supposedly descended?
(a) Frances Quarles.
(b) Kole Black.
(c) Sterling A. Brown.
(d) Francis Scott Key.
15. Why does Langston move to Cleveland?
(a) Langston's mother has found work as a maid.
(b) Langston wants to attend Central High School.
(c) Langston's stepfather finds work at a steel mill.
(d) Langston's father finds work at a steel mill.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Langston's grandmother take Langston to hear at the university?
2. How does Langston's father try to convince Langston to come to Mexico for the summer?
3. Where does Langston attend high school?
4. Why is this summer called the 'Red Summer?'
5. Why does Langston soon come down with the 'blues?'
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