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

Short Answer Questions

1. In New Orleans, what job does Hughes take?

2. Who does Simple represent?

3. What does Langston receive for "Not Without Laughter?"

4. Where does Langston continue to submit plays?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Hughes throws his books over the edge of a ship.

Part 1) Why had a brought the books along? Why does he throw them overboard?

Part 2) What causes this decision? How does this action reflect his view of life and his work?

Part 3) What does this reveal about his beliefs about his trip to Africa?

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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