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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the spring of 1937 for whom does Hughes travel to Spain as a correspondent?
(a) The Crisis, a New York based publication.
(b) The Baltimore, a Baltimore based publication.
(c) Time, a New York based publication.
(d) The African American, a Baltimore based publication.

2. To whom is "Tomorrow's Seed" dedicated?
(a) To Pablo Picasso and his work in Spain.
(b) To the Fascists.
(c) To the American soldiers he meets.
(d) To the people of Spain.

3. Where does this trip south take Langston?
(a) To community centers and high schools.
(b) To colleges, high schools, and local meeting places.
(c) To unversities and concert halls.
(d) To famous theaters.

4. Where are Hughes' plays performed?
(a) At Karamu.
(b) At the Wintergarden.
(c) At Footlite.
(d) At the Croswell.

5. What does Langston receive for "Not Without Laughter?"
(a) A four hundred dollar prize.
(b) A one hundred dollar prize.
(c) A one thousand dollar prize.
(d) A four thousand dollar prize.

6. Who does Langston meet in Ashkhabad?
(a) A reporter named Arthur Koestler.
(b) An actress who is also a writer.
(c) A reporter named Allan Cumming.
(d) A dancer who becomes his girlfriend.

7. What has this place become?
(a) A club.
(b) A restaurant.
(c) A church.
(d) A theater company.

8. How much success does Langston have with these submissions?
(a) Overwhelming.
(b) Much.
(c) No.
(d) Little.

9. Where does Noel Sullivan, an old friend of Hughes', put him up?
(a) In an apartment in Manhattan.
(b) In a townhouse in San Francisco.
(c) In a cottage in Carmel, California.
(d) In a villa in Spain.

10. What does Hughes do before leaving for Paris?
(a) He says goodbye to his familly.
(b) He visits the South one last time.
(c) He fills out his will.
(d) He writes an article about preparing to leave.

11. For how long does "Don't You Want to Be Free?" run?
(a) One hundred and thirty-five consecutive performances.
(b) Nintey-five consecutive performances.
(c) One hundred and fifteen consecutive performances.
(d) Two hundred and twenty-five consecutive performances.

12. What is significant about Jesse B. Simple?
(a) It is the longest running and perhaps greatest influence on the black community.
(b) He is very influential in Langston's life.
(c) His poem is the most published of all African American writings.
(d) He is a simple man, like many people.

13. How does this person feel about Langston's poem, "Goodbye Christ?"
(a) She is angered and appalled by it.
(b) She is saddened by it.
(c) She is slightly nervous about it.
(d) She is excited about it.

14. Where does the incident occur where the colored teachers of a school were told they'd be fired if Hughes, an assumed Communist, read his poetry?
(a) Hammond, Indiana.
(b) Detroit, Michigan.
(c) Gary, Indiana.
(d) Indianapolis, Indiana.

15. Why does Hughes ask for a loan from Knopf, his publisher?
(a) For the completion of a book of poems.
(b) For the completion of his autobiography.
(c) For the completion of his poems about Spain.
(d) For the completion of a book of short stories.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are Hughes and the crew sent to Odessa?

2. When does Langston return to the United States?

3. Who is Jesse B. Simple?

4. With what difficult position is Langston posed?

5. The result of Hughes' time spent writing in this place is what?

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