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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is Aimie Semple McPherson?

3. Where does Noel Sullivan, an old friend of Hughes', put him up?

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

5. How does Hughes find the script, which was written by a Russian?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Hughes' father is interested in paying for him to go to college.

Part 1) What does his father want him to study? What does Langston want to study?

Part 2) Why does his father want him to go to college? How is this motive revealed in the book?

Part 3) How does his father's reason for sending Langston to college reinforce Langston's opinion of him?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Hughes' work often gets him into trouble.

Part 1) Why does it get him into trouble?

Part 2) Would it get him into trouble today?

Part 3) Do writers and other artists today get themselves into trouble for the same issues Hughes got himself into trouble? Explain.

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