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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who introduces Langston to the poetry of Carl Sandburg?



2. What courses does Hughes take?



3. One day when Langston and a white friend go to a cafeteria for lunch, how much does his friend's meal cost?



4. Who does Langston take with him when he meets the editors of The Crisis?



5. Where is Langston Hughes born?



Short Essay Questions

1. How does Langston act on stage at church? What are the reactions of the congregation and his mother?



2. Describe Lincoln.



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



4. Describe Langston's experience in Paris.



5. Describe Hughes' family history.



6. How is Langston's father's mind changed, regarding his collegiate studies?



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



8. What happens when Langston is fourteen?



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



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



Essay Topics

Mary McLeod Bethune helps Langston Hughes.

Part 1) Who is Mary McLeod Bethune? How does Langston know her?

Part 2) How does she influence Langston's life?

Part 3) How have those people with whom Langston has come into contact influence his life and work?

Hughes has an interest in social issues.

Part 1) In what social issues, specifically, is Hughes interested?

Part 2) How does this interest shape his work and career?

Part 3) How does his work in both the United States and abroad affect those nations?

Hughes' family life is unsettled.

Part 1) Describe his family life. Why is it so unsettled?

Part 2) How do his family dynamics affect him?

Part 3) How does the theme of a division between black and white play into this unsettled family?

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