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

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

3. During this time he meets with many important literary figures of what movement?
(a) The African American Movement.
(b) The Harlem Movement.
(c) The Black Renaissance.
(d) The Black Wave.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who gives Langston a thousand dollar grant?

2. How does Fisk College reward Hughes for reading his poems at their college?

3. Where are Hughes' plays performed?

4. The result of Hughes' time spent writing in this place is what?

5. Why do Lucas and Hughes spend most of their evenings as guests in black households?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Hughes travel to Spain?

2. What poetry does Hughes write during this summer?

3. What does Langston do upon returning to the United States?

4. Why does Langston write the poem "Tomorrow's Seed."

5. Why does Hughes' poetry get him into trouble?

6. What does Aimie Semple McPherson say about Langston?

7. What does Langston do after his first year at Lincoln?

8. What does Langston do when he travels to New Orleans?

9. What does Langston do when he returns to Harlem?

10. Describe Langston's poetry-reading tour.

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