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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. About what is Hughes to report?
(a) The roles of American soldiers in the war in Spain.
(b) African Americans and their role in the war in Spain.
(c) The roles of Americcan soldiers in World War II.
(d) African Americans and their role in World War II.

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

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

5. Who is the founder of Bethune-Cookman?
(a) Marsha Jay Bethune.
(b) Mary McLeod Bethune.
(c) Mary Elizabeth Bethune.
(d) Margaret Bethune.

6. When does the first Simple story appear in the Chicago Defender?
(a) 1933.
(b) 1943.
(c) 1953.
(d) 1963.

7. Why are Hughes and the crew sent to Odessa?
(a) In order to film some cotton-picking scenes.
(b) In order to film some footage of a southern town.
(c) In order to film shots that show villagers working in the fields.
(d) In order to film shots that resemble the Russian countryside.

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

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

10. 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 Baltimore, a Baltimore based publication.
(d) The African American, a Baltimore based publication.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Langston think about his father?

2. Where does Langston stay the following summer in order to complete his first novel?

3. Does Langston read his poetry at this luncheon?

4. How does Hughes find the script, which was written by a Russian?

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

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