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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Is Langston interested in teaching after he has graduated college?
(a) A little.
(b) No.
(c) At first.
(d) Yes.

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

5. When does Langston return to the United States?
(a) After the Great Depression.
(b) A week after the Crash.
(c) In the midst of the Great Depression.
(d) Before the Great Depression.

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

7. When he returned to Harlem in January of 1938, what does Langston do?
(a) He runs the Harlem Suitcase Theater.
(b) He protests the war.
(c) He helps build a theater for blacks called the Harlem Suitcase Theater.
(d) He writes a play.

8. In how many books does Simple appear?
(a) Ten.
(b) One.
(c) Two.
(d) Five.

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

10. What has happened to Barcelona, right before Langston arrives?
(a) It is bombed by German and Italian aircraft.
(b) It has been bombed by the the British.
(c) It has become a territory of Nazi Germany.
(d) It is destroyed by a nuclear bomb.

11. 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.

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

13. What does Mrs. Bethune ask Langston to do for her students?
(a) Write a poem about them.
(b) Encourage them to be writers.
(c) Teach them a poetry lesson.
(d) Read some of his poetry to them.

14. How does Langston decide to use his pay from the film?
(a) To travel through Asia.
(b) To travel to Paris.
(c) To visit his friends in Cleveland.
(d) To travel to Russia.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Where does Langston tour for the entirety of the summer?

4. In New Orleans, what job does Hughes take?

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

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