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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What do Langston and Zell Ingram, a friend from Cleveland, decide to do?
(a) Travel to the South.
(b) Travel to California.
(c) Travel to Paris.
(d) Travel to Asia.

4. Where does Langston stay the following summer in order to complete his first novel?
(a) On Lincoln's campus.
(b) New York City.
(c) Carmel, California.
(d) Harlem.

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

6. How does Hughes find the script, which was written by a Russian?
(a) To be a highly inaccurate portrayal of Russia.
(b) To be a highly accurate portrayal of America.
(c) To be a highly accurate portrayal of Russia.
(d) To be a highly inaccurate portrayal of America.

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

8. Why do Lucas and Hughes spend most of their evenings as guests in black households?
(a) They are often unwelcome in hotels.
(b) They do not trust white people.
(c) They do not feel comfortable staying in hotels.
(d) They are welcomed by the communities they visit.

9. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

15. 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) He is still treated unequally.
(d) Racism is stronger now than a few years ago.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Hughes live in Barcelona?

2. How do Langston's plays become more socially relevant?

3. About what is Hughes to report?

4. Where does Noel Sullivan, an old friend of Hughes', put him up?

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

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