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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the narrator's cat?
(a) Tyke.
(b) Toby.
(c) Mick.
(d) Java.

2. Who is the beatnik painter passed out on the bed in Chapter 1?
(a) Robert Browning.
(b) Brian Santori.
(c) Cody Pomeray.
(d) Steven Morris.

3. Where does the narrator say is "home" 3,000 miles away in Chapter 1?
(a) New Haven.
(b) Queens.
(c) Brooklyn.
(d) Long Island.

4. In Chapter 9 the narrator writes that he feels he's just a sick what?
(a) Poet.
(b) Artist.
(c) Clown.
(d) Drunk.

5. The narrator writes in Chapter 8 that, "ten delicate ____ slowly chewed at midnight is something no one's ever done in luxurious restaurants."
(a) Chocolates.
(b) Grapes.
(c) Candies.
(d) Olives.

6. What does the narrator feed the mouse in Chapter 8?
(a) Cheese and nuts.
(b) Cheese and chocolate.
(c) Nuts and fruit.
(d) Cheese and milk.

7. In Chapter 14, which character is described as a strange kid from Oregon with hair like Raul Castro?
(a) Joey Rosenberg.
(b) Dave Wain.
(c) Cody Pomeray.
(d) George Baso.

8. Who does the narrator quote from "Self Reliance" in Chapter 7?
(a) Wordsworth.
(b) Thoreau.
(c) Shelley.
(d) Emerson.

9. What is the name of the "skid row" hotel in which the narrator has been staying in Chapter 1?
(a) The Savoy.
(b) The Harston.
(c) The Mars.
(d) The Redlight.

10. What are the new generation of kids who wear ragged but strangely elegant clothing called?
(a) Beat Dandies.
(b) Beat Fancies.
(c) Beaties.
(d) Beatettes.

11. Who does Jack curse himself for returning to the cabin with later in Chapter 5?
(a) Arthur Ma.
(b) Cody Pomeray.
(c) Dave Wain.
(d) George Baso.

12. What does the narrator see on his porch from the mailbox which makes him happy in Chapter 9?
(a) His handkerchief.
(b) His hat.
(c) His notebook.
(d) His suitcase.

13. The narrator writes in Chapter 3, "I'm afraid to go down there--I am affrayed in the old _____ sense of being frayed by a whip."
(a) Terrible.
(b) Edgar Allan Poe.
(c) Edmund Spenser.
(d) Sharp.

14. What does the narrator refer to his nightmare he'd had in New York in Chapter 5?
(a) "Mountain of Vultures."
(b) "Mountain of the Mo Mien."
(c) "Mountain of the Mien Mo."
(d) "Mountain of the Night Terror."

15. What does the narrator refer to his socks as in the book?
(a) Tooties.
(b) Footies.
(c) Sockiboos.
(d) Socksies.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the forward to the book, to what writer does Kerouac compare his works?

2. What is the name of the bookshop owned by the narrator's friend?

3. How much money does the narrator pay for a cab down the coast in Chapter 3?

4. For how long does the narrator write that he will go crazy in Chapter 8?

5. Who has the narrator planned to meet incognito in San Francisco?

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