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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 does Langston attend high school?
(a) North Central High School.
(b) Central High School.
(c) Lawrence Central High School
(d) Central Catholic High School.

2. What does Auntie Reed insist that Langston do?
(a) Babysit her children.
(b) Go to church every Sunday.
(c) Clean the house every Saturday.
(d) Read every night.

3. What does Langston's mother want him to do?
(a) Stay with her in Chicago.
(b) Move to New York.
(c) Go to Mexico.
(d) Get a job in Cleveland.

4. High school has readied him for college. Does Langston have a chance of going on with his education?
(a) No chance.
(b) A great chance.
(c) No, because he does not want to go to college.
(d) Little chance.

5. What does his mother do afterward?
(a) She has him meet with the pastor.
(b) She begins to cry hysterically.
(c) She whips him and teaches him a lesson about respecting other people's art.
(d) She sends him to live with his father.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has Langston's mother just done?

2. What do people suppose Langston has because he is black?

3. Why does Langston move to Cleveland?

4. What happens when, in January, 1921, "A Negro Speaks of Rivers" is published in The Crisis?

5. Whose poems does Langston like?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How is Langston affected by his father's attitude?

4. How is Langston treated in Africa?

5. Why does Langston travel to McKeesport, Pennsylvania?

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

7. What takes place during Langston's senior year?

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

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

10. How is Langston reunited with his father?

(see the answer keys)

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