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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. While in Baton Rouge, what does Langston visit?
(a) A prison.
(b) A jazz concert hall.
(c) A camp for refugees.
(d) Members of the Black Renaissance.

3. Who does Simple represent?
(a) Artists.
(b) The famous black Americans.
(c) The members of the Black Renaissance.
(d) The average African American trying to make it in a white society.

4. Who does Langston meet in Ashkhabad?
(a) An actress who is also a writer.
(b) A reporter named Allan Cumming.
(c) A dancer who becomes his girlfriend.
(d) A reporter named Arthur Koestler.

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

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

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

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

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

10. 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.

11. What does Hughes purchase?
(a) A bus.
(b) A van.
(c) A plane.
(d) A Ford.

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

13. Does Langston read his poetry at this luncheon?
(a) Some of it.
(b) No.
(c) Just one poem.
(d) Yes.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does this person feel about Langston's poem, "Goodbye Christ?"

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

3. What happens to the musical revue for which Langston works as a song lyricist?

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

5. What does Mrs. Bethune ask Langston to do for her students?

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