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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Where does Langston tour for the entirety of the summer?
(a) The American South.
(b) The American Southwest.
(c) The American West.
(d) Mexico.

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

6. What does Langston think about his father?
(a) He wonders what he is up to.
(b) He should write to him soon.
(c) He never wants to see him again.
(d) He misses him.

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

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

9. After his first year at Lincoln, where does Hughes rent a room for the summer?
(a) Harlem.
(b) The Bronx.
(c) Brooklyn.
(d) Queens.

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

11. When does the first Simple story appear in the Chicago Defender?
(a) 1953.
(b) 1933.
(c) 1963.
(d) 1943.

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

13. 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 short stories.
(c) For the completion of a book of poems.
(d) For the completion of his autobiography.

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

15. What does this group of individuals decide to create?
(a) A black academy called the Renaissance Academy.
(b) A black theater called the Apollo Theatre.
(c) A black magazine of the arts called Fire.
(d) A black university called New Negro College.

Short Answer Questions

1. In how many books does Simple appear?

2. What does Langston receive for "Not Without Laughter?"

3. When does Langston return to the United States?

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

5. What is the name of the theater in Los Angeles?

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