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. How much success does Langston have with these submissions?

2. After they return to New York City, what does Langston begin planning?

3. Into what language are Langston's poems translated?

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

5. Why do Lucas and Hughes spend most of their evenings as guests in black households?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Langston's poetry-reading tour.

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

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

5. What does Langston do with the money he earns from the movie?

6. What difficulties exist for Langston after graduation?

7. Why does Hughes travel to Spain?

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

9. What does Aimie Semple McPherson say about Langston?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Hughes is a sociologist.

Part 1) How do you know this?

Part 2) How does his curiosity about society get him into trouble? Why does it get him into trouble?

Part 3) How does he use this interest in sociology affect his poetry, as well as his popularity as an artist?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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