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

2. Why do Lucas and Hughes spend most of their evenings as guests in black households?
(a) They are often unwelcome in hotels.
(b) They are welcomed by the communities they visit.
(c) They do not trust white people.
(d) They do not feel comfortable staying in hotels.

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

4. With what difficult position is Langston posed?
(a) Not having time to write all that he wishes to write.
(b) Teaching in a school in which he does not want to be.
(c) Writing material he has no interest in writing.
(d) Wanting to write but needing to make money.

5. When Fire is finally published at the end of the summer, how is it received?
(a) With hostile reviews.
(b) With positive reviews.
(c) With negative reviews.
(d) With mixed reviews.

Short Answer Questions

1. While in Baton Rouge, what does Langston visit?

2. Where does Hughes live in Barcelona?

3. Where does Langston say he met a man named Simple?

4. What does his mother receive while they are there?

5. With what is Hughes' poetry often infused?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is significant about Jesse B. Simple?

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

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

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

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

7. What difficulties exist for Langston after graduation?

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

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

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

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