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

2. In New Orleans, what job does Hughes take?
(a) As a petty officer on a freighter to Havana.
(b) As a mess boy on a freighter traveling to Cuba.
(c) A job as a mess boy on a freighter traveling to Havana.
(d) A job as a petty officer on a freighter traveling to Cuba.

3. What happens when Hughes wakes the next morning?
(a) His father calls him.
(b) His father is ill.
(c) He receives a letter from his mother saying his father is dead.
(d) He receives a telgram saying his father is dead.

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

5. While in Baton Rouge, what does Langston visit?
(a) A jazz concert hall.
(b) A prison.
(c) Members of the Black Renaissance.
(d) A camp for refugees.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Hughes do when he returns to Moscow?

3. What do Langston and Zell Ingram, a friend from Cleveland, decide to do?

4. Why does Hughes ask for a loan from Knopf, his publisher?

5. Who is Jesse B. Simple?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Langston do with a four hundred dollar prize for "Not Without Laughter?"

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

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

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

5. Why does Hughes travel to Spain?

6. What does Aimie Semple McPherson say about Langston?

7. What poetry does Hughes write during this summer?

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

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

10. Who is Jesse B. Simple?

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