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10 His novels include Not Without Laughter (1930) and The Big Sea (1940). He wrote an autobiography in 1956 and also published several collections of poetry. The collections include The Weary Blues (1926), The Dream Keeper (1932), Shakespeare in Harlem (1942), Fields of Wonder (1947), One Way 15 Ticket (1947), and Selected Poems (1959). A man of many talents, Hughes was also a lyricist, librettist, and a journalist. As an older man in the 1960s he spent much of his time collecting poems from Africa and from African-Americans to popularize black writers. Hughes is one of the most accomplished writers in American 20 literary history, and he is seen as one of the artistic leaders of the Harlem Renaissance, the period when a neighborhood that was predominantly black produced a flood of great literature, music, and other art forms depicting daily city life for African-Americans.
1. What is the main topic of this passage?
2. Where was Langston Hughes born?
3. The word “roamed” as used in line 5 is closest in meaning to which of the following?
4. As used in line 5, which of the following words could best replace the word “ports”?
5. To which of the following movements might “Shakespeare in Harlem” refer to?
6. What provided Hughes with assistance for his travel to Spain and Russia?
7. The word “talents” in line 16 could be be replaced by which of the following?
8. According to the author, what did Hughes do during the later years of his life?
9. Which of the following could best replace the word “accomplished” as used in line 19?
10. The author uses the word “flood” in line 22 to refer to
11. Which of the following can best substitute for the word “depicting” in line 23?
12. According to the passage, Langston Hughes was all of the following EXCEPT