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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What does Hughes do when he returns to Moscow?
(a) He waits for his permit to leave.
(b) He writes and sells articles about his travels in Russia.
(c) He learns Russian.
(d) He meets with another movie producer to discuss creating a film about his experiences in Russia.

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

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

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

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

14. To where do Langston and his mother move back?
(a) New York.
(b) Cleveland.
(c) Mexico.
(d) Chicago.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the founder of Bethune-Cookman?

2. In the spring of 1937 for whom does Hughes travel to Spain as a correspondent?

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

4. What does his mother receive while they are there?

5. What does Hughes do before leaving for Paris?

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