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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Of what is Langston in search when he returns to New York?
(a) A theater for which to write.
(b) An apartment.
(c) A job.
(d) Another sailing vessel.

2. Where does Langston enjoy watching Saturday football games?
(a) On television.
(b) At the Kansas State University.
(c) At his high school.
(d) At the University of Kansas.

3. Describe Hughes' family history.
(a) Uneducated.
(b) Mixed.
(c) Exciting.
(d) Abusive.

4. By whom is Langston greatly influenced?
(a) Mary Hazelnutt.
(b) Sally Pecan.
(c) Helen Chestnutt.
(d) Carrie Walnutt.

5. Who does Langston take with him when he meets the editors of The Crisis?
(a) His stepfather.
(b) His stepbrother.
(c) His mother.
(d) His father.

6. What job does Langston have on his first ship?
(a) He serves the captain.
(b) He is a mess boy.
(c) He is a cook.
(d) He works in the engine room.

7. What does Langston do that evening?
(a) He cries himself to sleep.
(b) He writes a letter to his mother.
(c) He prays.
(d) He calls his mother.

8. What does Langston do on the train ride to Mexico?
(a) He writes one of his better-known poems, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."
(b) He writes a letter to his mother.
(c) He thinks about his life.
(d) He begins his autobiography.

9. What does Hughes do with the books?
(a) He rereads them.
(b) He puts them in a crate.
(c) He gives them away.
(d) He throws them into the sea.

10. Who will Langston be joining?
(a) His mother, stepfather, and half-brother.
(b) His mother, stepfather, and stepbrother.
(c) His mother.
(d) His mother and aunt.

11. In what activity is Hughes involved?
(a) The school Communist organization.
(b) The school paper.
(c) The school basketball team.
(d) The school band.

12. What does he do during this activity?
(a) He becomes bored and starts rolling his eyes and giggling.
(b) He laughs and makes fun of the reading.
(c) He trips and drops the candle.
(d) He refuses to sing.

13. As what is Langston's mother employed?
(a) A cook.
(b) A nanny.
(c) A teacher.
(d) A maid.

14. When Langston has had enough of the ocean and asked for his pay, where does he travel?
(a) London.
(b) Paris.
(c) Los Angeles.
(d) Berlin.

15. After another separation with his stepfather, what does Hughes' mother do?
(a) She moves to Alabama.
(b) She moves to Chicago.
(c) She moves to New York.
(d) She moves to Washington.

Short Answer Questions

1. High school has readied him for college. Does Langston have a chance of going on with his education?

2. In what school does Langston's mother enroll him?

3. Why is Hughes severely hazed when he first attends Lincoln?

4. Why does Langston sneak into the medical school building?

5. Who is Dr. Woodson?

(see the answer keys)

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