Langston Hughes Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does this group of individuals decide to create?

2. What happens when Hughes wakes the next morning?

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. What has happened to Barcelona, right before Langston arrives?

5. What does Mrs. Bethune ask Langston to do for her students?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe Langston's poetry-reading tour.

4. What is significant about Jesse B. Simple?

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

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

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

8. What does Langston do, while he is in Chicago?

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

10. What difficulties exist for Langston after graduation?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Hughes explores many different media.

Part 1) In what media does Hughes experiment? Why does he do this?

Part 2) How do these explorations affect his poetry? Why?

Part 3) How do these explorations affect Hughes' career as an artist? Why are these explorations significant?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Langston is involved in anti-war campaigns.

Part 1) How is he involved in anti-war campaigns? Why is he involved in these campaigns?

Part 2) How does his early interest in social issues foreshadow this?

Part 3) How do his anti-war campaigns affect others? Why?

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