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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Hughes find the script, which was written by a Russian?
(a) To be a highly accurate portrayal of Russia.
(b) To be a highly inaccurate portrayal of Russia.
(c) To be a highly inaccurate portrayal of America.
(d) To be a highly accurate portrayal of America.

3. With what difficult position is Langston posed?
(a) Not having time to write all that he wishes to write.
(b) Wanting to write but needing to make money.
(c) Teaching in a school in which he does not want to be.
(d) Writing material he has no interest in writing.

4. Where does Langston continue to submit plays?
(a) Hollywood.
(b) Broadway.
(c) Footlite.
(d) The Karamu.

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

6. What does his mother receive while they are there?
(a) A letter from his stepfather.
(b) Good care at a reasonable price from a black physician.
(c) News about her sister.
(d) Cancer treatments.

7. While in Baton Rouge, what does Langston visit?
(a) A prison.
(b) Members of the Black Renaissance.
(c) A jazz concert hall.
(d) A camp for refugees.

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

9. Who is Aimie Semple McPherson?
(a) An evangelist.
(b) A Communist.
(c) A politician.
(d) A housewife.

10. What does this group of individuals decide to create?
(a) A black academy called the Renaissance Academy.
(b) A black university called New Negro College.
(c) A black magazine of the arts called Fire.
(d) A black theater called the Apollo Theatre.

11. What happens when Hughes wakes the next morning?
(a) He receives a telgram saying his father is dead.
(b) His father calls him.
(c) He receives a letter from his mother saying his father is dead.
(d) His father is ill.

12. When Fire is finally published at the end of the summer, how is it received?
(a) With hostile reviews.
(b) With mixed reviews.
(c) With positive reviews.
(d) With negative reviews.

13. Why are his readings canceled?
(a) Due to public outbursts.
(b) They are afraid of him.
(c) No one wants to hear him speak.
(d) There is no place large enough hold the crowds that want to meet him.

14. What happens to the musical revue for which Langston works as a song lyricist?
(a) It is very successful.
(b) It closes after only one performance.
(c) It has a small amount of success.
(d) It is never seen.

15. How does Hughes become involved with anti-war campaigns?
(a) Advertisements for the radio.
(b) Writing advertisements for billboards.
(c) Speaking to people at rallies.
(d) Writing and handing out pamphlets to the public.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Langston think about his father?

2. When does Langston return to the United States?

3. What does Mrs. Bethune ask Langston to do for her students?

4. Where are Hughes' plays performed?

5. Where does Noel Sullivan, an old friend of Hughes', put him up?

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