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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. During his senior year of high school, what happens to Langston?
(a) He is prom king.
(b) He becomes class president.
(c) He is elected editor of the yearbook and class poet.
(d) He joins the track team.

2. What does Langston do at the end of the summer?
(a) He attends Columbia University.
(b) He returns to the United States.
(c) He visits friends in Paris.
(d) He stays in Mexico.

3. After another separation with his stepfather, what does Hughes' mother do?
(a) She moves to Washington.
(b) She moves to New York.
(c) She moves to Alabama.
(d) She moves to Chicago.

4. Who is Dr. Woodson?
(a) Founder of the association for the Study of Negro Life and History.
(b) A famous author of sociology.
(c) His mother's physician.
(d) A professor at Lincoln.

5. What does Langston's father approach him one day and say?
(a) He wants him to go to college and become a mining engineer.
(b) He wants him to go to college and become a writer.
(c) He wants him to go to college and become a doctor.
(d) He wants him to go to college and become a painter.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Langston's father offer to take Langston?

2. What do the children do one by one?

3. What has Langston's mother just done?

4. Of what is Langston an active member?

5. How is Mary Langston a proud woman?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Langston is fourteen?

2. What does Langston do, now that he has become interested in social issues?

3. Why does Langston move to Cleveland?

4. How is Langston affected by racism at this point in his life?

5. How is Langston's father's mind changed, regarding his collegiate studies?

6. Why does Langston travel to McKeesport, Pennsylvania?

7. How is Langston reunited with his father?

8. How do Langston and his father get into an argument?

9. How does Langston act on stage at church? What are the reactions of the congregation and his mother?

10. What happens to Langston when he goes to a cafeteria with a white friend?

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