The Big Sea: An Autobiography Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


How long did Hughes live in Washington D.C.? (from Italy—Poetry is Practical)


In his anecdote about the strawberry greens at dinner, what had the other diners done with the green stems? (from Alma Mater—Post Script)


How did Hughes describe the Saturday night rent parties he attended? (from When the Negro Was In Vogue—Nigger Heaven)


Who arranged for Hughes to meet with Albert Barnes at the Cafe Royale near the Louvre? (from Part II, Big Sea, Don't Hit a Woman—Distinguished Visitor)


What was Bruce the chef's reaction to being fired from the Grand Duc? (from Part II, Big Sea, Don't Hit a Woman—Distinguished Visitor)

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