The Big Sea: An Autobiography Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


What neighborhood in Paris did Hughes walk through to look for a job and a place to live? (from Part II, Big Sea, Jocko—Poem)


What happened to the S. S. Malone on its voyage home from Africa? (from Part II, Big Sea, Africa—Standee)


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


What did Hughes find true about Lincoln University that was also true about American life? (from Alma Mater—Post Script)


When did Hughes say he most felt like writing? (from Alma Mater—Post Script)

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