Langston Hughes' Poems: Lesson for Kids


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Although Langston Hughes is best known for living and working in Harlem, he was actually born in _____.

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1. Which cultural movement is Langston Hughes most associated with?

2. In Mother to Son, the speaker compares life to a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Langston Hughes was a famous African-American poet. This quiz/worksheet combo will test you on the facts related to his life and poetry as well as ask you questions about a few of his poems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following topics:

  • Langston Hughes' life
  • His poetic style
  • His poem Mother to Son and others

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you understand the lesson about Langston Hughes
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information that focuses on Langston Hughes' poetic style and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - use what you learned to answer a question regarding the thing that life is compared to in Mother to Son
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about Hughes' warning with regards to a deferred thing

Additional Learning

To learn more about Langston Hughes, review Langston Hughes' Poems: Lesson for Kids. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Biography of Langston Hughes
  • Themes in Langston Hughes' poems
  • Examples of his poems
  • Langston Hughes' initial example of jazz poetry