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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. Who introduces Langston to the poetry of Carl Sandburg?
(a) Miss Emilia Hartkopf.
(b) Miss Ethel Weimer.
(c) Miss Emily Mills.
(d) Miss Ellen Conn.

2. Does Langston have any interest in poetry?
(a) A lot.
(b) Little.
(c) None.
(d) Quite a bit.

3. What leads Langston and his father to get into an argument concerning Langston's future?
(a) Langston wants to be a mining engineer.
(b) Langston wants to be a painter.
(c) Langston does not want to go to college.
(d) Langston wants to be a writer.

4. Where does Langston accept a job teaching English?
(a) In a private business school and in a girls' finishing school.
(b) In a public university.
(c) In a public school in Mexico City.
(d) In a private all boys' technical college.

5. When is Langston reunited with his father for a short while?
(a) His family moves to New York.
(b) His mother and he move to Mexico City.
(c) His father joins them in Chicago.
(d) He visits his father in Mexico for a summer.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Langston help this family?

2. By whom is Langston greatly influenced?

3. Why is this summer called the 'Red Summer?'

4. How is Mary Langston a proud woman?

5. Why does Langston move to Cleveland?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Langston feel about attending church with the Reeds?

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

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

5. What influences exist in Langston's life at this point?

6. How is Langston treated in Africa?

7. What happens when Langston returns to New York?

8. Describe Lincoln.

9. Why do Langston's classmates believe he would be a good poet?

10. What happened to Langston, one day during a revival at the church?

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