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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. What does Mrs. Bethune ask Langston to do for her students?
(a) Read some of his poetry to them.
(b) Teach them a poetry lesson.
(c) Encourage them to be writers.
(d) Write a poem about them.

2. When he returned to Harlem in January of 1938, what does Langston do?
(a) He runs the Harlem Suitcase Theater.
(b) He writes a play.
(c) He helps build a theater for blacks called the Harlem Suitcase Theater.
(d) He protests the war.

3. Why are Hughes and the crew sent to Odessa?
(a) In order to film shots that resemble the Russian countryside.
(b) In order to film some cotton-picking scenes.
(c) In order to film some footage of a southern town.
(d) In order to film shots that show villagers working in the fields.

4. Is Langston interested in teaching after he has graduated college?
(a) No.
(b) At first.
(c) Yes.
(d) A little.

5. What does this group of individuals decide to create?
(a) A black theater called the Apollo Theatre.
(b) A black university called New Negro College.
(c) A black academy called the Renaissance Academy.
(d) A black magazine of the arts called Fire.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the founder of Bethune-Cookman?

2. What happens when Hughes wakes the next morning?

3. After they return to New York City, what does Langston begin planning?

4. Who does Simple represent?

5. How does Hughes become involved with anti-war campaigns?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Langston do with the money he earns from the movie?

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

5. Why does Hughes travel to Spain?

6. What is significant about Jesse B. Simple?

7. What poetry does Hughes write during this summer?

8. What does Langston do while in Carmel, California?

9. Who is Jesse B. Simple?

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

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