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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 the incident occur where the colored teachers of a school were told they'd be fired if Hughes, an assumed Communist, read his poetry?
(a) Hammond, Indiana.
(b) Detroit, Michigan.
(c) Indianapolis, Indiana.
(d) Gary, Indiana.

2. Where does Langston continue to submit plays?
(a) The Karamu.
(b) Broadway.
(c) Footlite.
(d) Hollywood.

3. In the spring of 1937 for whom does Hughes travel to Spain as a correspondent?
(a) Time, a New York based publication.
(b) The Crisis, a New York based publication.
(c) The African American, a Baltimore based publication.
(d) The Baltimore, a Baltimore based publication.

4. Why are his readings canceled?
(a) Due to public outbursts.
(b) No one wants to hear him speak.
(c) They are afraid of him.
(d) There is no place large enough hold the crowds that want to meet him.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are Hughes and the crew sent to Odessa?

2. Is Langston interested in teaching after he has graduated college?

3. What is significant about Jesse B. Simple?

4. When he returned to Harlem in January of 1938, what does Langston do?

5. Why does Langston become depressed?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Hughes travel to Spain?

2. What does Aimie Semple McPherson say about Langston?

3. What does Langston do, while he is in Chicago?

4. How is Langston able to tour the American South for the entirety of the summer?

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

6. Who is Jesse B. Simple?

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

8. What is significant about Jesse B. Simple?

9. What happens after Langston returns to New York City?

10. What happens to the movie for which Hughes had been asked to become a writer?

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