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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 Noel Sullivan, an old friend of Hughes', put him up?
(a) In a cottage in Carmel, California.
(b) In a villa in Spain.
(c) In a townhouse in San Francisco.
(d) In an apartment in Manhattan.

2. To where do Langston and his mother move back?
(a) New York.
(b) Cleveland.
(c) Chicago.
(d) Mexico.

3. Why does Hughes ask for a loan from Knopf, his publisher?
(a) For the completion of a book of short stories.
(b) For the completion of his poems about Spain.
(c) For the completion of his autobiography.
(d) For the completion of a book of poems.

4. What does his mother receive while they are there?
(a) Cancer treatments.
(b) A letter from his stepfather.
(c) News about her sister.
(d) Good care at a reasonable price from a black physician.

5. Who is the founder of Bethune-Cookman?
(a) Marsha Jay Bethune.
(b) Mary McLeod Bethune.
(c) Mary Elizabeth Bethune.
(d) Margaret Bethune.

Short Answer Questions

1. During this time he meets with many important literary figures of what movement?

2. When does the first Simple story appear in the Chicago Defender?

3. 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?

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

5. What has this place become?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is significant about "Don't You Want to Be Free?"

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

6. What poetry does Hughes write during this summer?

7. What is significant about Jesse B. Simple?

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

9. Who is Jesse B. Simple?

10. Where do Langston and his mother move? How is this beneficial?

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