The Big Sea: An Autobiography Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


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


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)


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


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


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

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