Langston Hughes Biography: Lesson for Kids


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Where was Langston Hughes born?

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1. In the 1920s, many African American artists, writers, and musicians were part of a community. What was this movement called?

2. Langston Hughes is known for his _____

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What is Langston Hughes known for? What are some titles of his works? This quiz/worksheet assessment will require that you know this type of information.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When using this quiz/worksheet you will need to be familiar with:

  • Where Hughes was born
  • The name of the movement involving African American artists and authors in the 1920s
  • Which topics Hughes most often wrote about
  • Titles of his well-known books

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson, such as in which state Hughes was born
  • Information recall - remember what movement African American artists were part of during the 1920s
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about Hughes's books and what he chose to write about

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this popular author, use the lesson called Langston Hughes Biography: Lesson for Kids. This lesson will teach you many important facts, such as:

  • Hughes's birth date and when he died
  • What important event happened at Hughes's middle school graduation
  • What types of jobs Hughes had
  • The type of music that influenced Hughes