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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. Where do Langston's poems continue to appear?
(a) In the Black Renaissance.
(b) In The Crisis.
(c) In Fire.
(d) In Columbia University's paper.

2. When Langston has had enough of the ocean and asked for his pay, where does he travel?
(a) Berlin.
(b) Los Angeles.
(c) London.
(d) Paris.

3. Why is this summer called the 'Red Summer?'
(a) Because the fear of Communism has spread like wildfire.
(b) Because the summer has record high temperatures.
(c) Because many Chinese are moving to the country.
(d) Because of the violence against blacks that ensues in the post war environment.

4. Why does Langston move to Cleveland?
(a) Langston's stepfather finds work at a steel mill.
(b) Langston wants to attend Central High School.
(c) Langston's mother has found work as a maid.
(d) Langston's father finds work at a steel mill.

5. What does Langston learn about his father?
(a) He is a stern, quiet man.
(b) He is a cold man, who only cares about making money.
(c) He is a caring, loving man.
(d) He is an artistic, intelligent man.

Short Answer Questions

1. How are his first few months in this city?

2. What does Langston do when he is denied admittance because of his color?

3. Where does Langston accept a job teaching English?

4. After another separation with his stepfather, what does Hughes' mother do?

5. What does Langston's mother make him do at church?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Langston, again, affected by racism, on his train ride home from Mexico?

2. Why does Langston move to Cleveland?

3. In what literature is Langston interested at this time?

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

5. How does Langston get the opportunity to travel to Africa? What does he do, as he travels across the ocean?

6. What jobs does Langston have while living with the Reeds?

7. What does Langston do while at Lincoln?

8. How is Langston reunited with his father?

9. Describe Langston's father.

10. What happens when Langston's mother performs at church?

(see the answer keys)

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