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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In New Orleans, what job does Hughes take?
(a) As a mess boy on a freighter traveling to Cuba.
(b) A job as a petty officer on a freighter traveling to Cuba.
(c) As a petty officer on a freighter to Havana.
(d) A job as a mess boy on a freighter traveling to Havana.

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

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

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

5. 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) The African American, a Baltimore based publication.
(d) Time, a New York based publication.

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

7. Why does Langston become depressed?
(a) He is still treated unequally.
(b) Racism is stronger now than a few years ago.
(c) He is treated worse in the south than in the north.
(d) Racism he witnesses even in the midst of disaster.

8. Which of Hughes' works is published during this summer?
(a) Mulatto and A House in Taos.
(b) Prodigal Son and Mulatto.
(c) Prodigal Son and Not Without Laughter.
(d) A House in Taos and Not Without Laughter.

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

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

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

12. What is the name of the theater in Los Angeles?
(a) The New Harlem Theater.
(b) The African Theater.
(c) The Next Apollo Theater.
(d) The New Negro Theater.

13. During this time he meets with many important literary figures of what movement?
(a) The Black Renaissance.
(b) The African American Movement.
(c) The Black Wave.
(d) The Harlem Movement.

14. After they return to New York City, what does Langston begin planning?
(a) A trip to Paris.
(b) Another job on a ship.
(c) A poetry-reading tour.
(d) A tour in Asia.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom is "Tomorrow's Seed" dedicated?

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

3. What does Langston think about his father?

4. To where do Langston and his mother move back?

5. What does Hughes do when he returns to Moscow?

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