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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Hammond, Indiana.
(c) Gary, Indiana.
(d) Detroit, Michigan.

2. 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) They are afraid of him.
(d) Due to public outbursts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. What is significant about Jesse B. Simple?
(a) It is the longest running and perhaps greatest influence on the black community.
(b) He is very influential in Langston's life.
(c) He is a simple man, like many people.
(d) His poem is the most published of all African American writings.

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

15. When do Langston and his friend set off for the South?
(a) October of 1941.
(b) October of 1921.
(c) October of 1931.
(d) October of 1951.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Langston say he met a man named Simple?

2. Why do Lucas and Hughes spend most of their evenings as guests in black households?

3. What does Langston think about his father?

4. After his first year at Lincoln, where does Hughes rent a room for the summer?

5. Where does this trip south take Langston?

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