The Big Sea: An Autobiography Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Why did Hughes take over the job of mess boy on the ship to Europe? (from Part II, Big Sea, Jocko—Poem)


How did Hughes get the money for the pullman car from Washington to McKeesport? (from Part II, Big Sea, Jocko—Poem)


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 was "Fire?" (from When the Negro Was In Vogue—Nigger Heaven)


How did Hughes meet the woman who was to become his patron? (from Alma Mater—Post Script)

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