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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mrs. Bethune ask Langston to do for her students?
(a) Read some of his poetry to them.
(b) Encourage them to be writers.
(c) Write a poem about them.
(d) Teach them a poetry lesson.

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

3. Why do Lucas and Hughes spend most of their evenings as guests in black households?
(a) They are welcomed by the communities they visit.
(b) They do not feel comfortable staying in hotels.
(c) They are often unwelcome in hotels.
(d) They do not trust white people.

4. In how many books does Simple appear?
(a) Five.
(b) Two.
(c) Ten.
(d) One.

5. How do Langston's plays become more socially relevant?
(a) As he begins to protest the war.
(b) As he begins to write about current events.
(c) As he begins to write historical pieces.
(d) As he begins to write about the African American situation.

6. Into what language are Langston's poems translated?
(a) Japanese.
(b) Chinese.
(c) Russian.
(d) Uzbek.

7. 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) Indianapolis, Indiana.
(b) Gary, Indiana.
(c) Hammond, Indiana.
(d) Detroit, Michigan.

8. With what is Hughes' poetry often infused?
(a) Anti-American propaganda.
(b) African American propaganda.
(c) Communist propaganda.
(d) Political or religious propaganda.

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

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

11. Who is Jesse B. Simple?
(a) A character in one of Langston's poems.
(b) A member of the Black Renaissance that Langston had met.
(c) Langston's best friend.
(d) One of Langston's characters.

12. How does Fisk College reward Hughes for reading his poems at their college?
(a) With a thank you dinner.
(b) With free college tuition.
(c) With an article in the local paper.
(d) In a large fee.

13. When does Langston return to the United States?
(a) Before the Great Depression.
(b) A week after the Crash.
(c) In the midst of the Great Depression.
(d) After the Great Depression.

14. The result of Hughes' time spent writing in this place is what?
(a) An autobiography.
(b) A play.
(c) A book of short stories.
(d) A book of poetry.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. About what is Hughes to report?

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

3. How does Langston decide to use his pay from the film?

4. What happens when Hughes wakes the next morning?

5. During this time he meets with many important literary figures of what movement?

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