The Big Sea: An Autobiography Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


What famous dance did the black dancers from America bring with them to Paris? (from Part II, Big Sea, Don't Hit a Woman—Distinguished Visitor)


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


What famous author wrote the book "cane?" (from When the Negro Was In Vogue—Nigger Heaven)


Why did Hughes say he loved his patron? (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)

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