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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which is the jumping off point for Ginsberg's thoughts?
(a) Wild Orphan.
(b) Kaddish.
(c) Moloch.
(d) Howl.

2. What became Ginsberg's most famous poem?
(a) Wild Orphan.
(b) Mexicali Blues.
(c) Howl.
(d) For Carl.

3. What religion is practiced by Ginsberg?
(a) Buddhism.
(b) Judaism.
(c) Catholocism.
(d) Taoism.

4. Ginsberg was a big supporter of ___________.
(a) Underground movements.
(b) Jazz.
(c) Change.
(d) The establishment.

5. Which first experience is referred to by Ginsberg?
(a) Self-controlled.
(b) Sexual.
(c) Academic.
(d) Metaphysical.

6. Ginsberg laments the loss of which of the following?
(a) Rage.
(b) Justice.
(c) Father.
(d) Power.

7. Which helped America to become beautiful?
(a) Domination.
(b) Pride.
(c) Money.
(d) Glory.

8. Ginsberg is suffering from which ailment?
(a) Cold.
(b) Sciatica.
(c) Headache.
(d) Sprained ankle.

9. Who does Ginsberg look to as a father figure and teacher?
(a) Rabbi.
(b) Kerouac.
(c) Mother.
(d) Whitman.

10. Ginsberg supports the concept of _________________.
(a) The Golden Rule.
(b) The Koran.
(c) The Bill of Rights.
(d) Public education.

11. The US is often compared to what?
(a) Infallible.
(b) Communist.
(c) Eagle.
(d) Locomotive.

12. Which adjective best describes Ginsberg?
(a) Rude.
(b) Distraught.
(c) Melancholy.
(d) Perplexed.

13. Williams refers to Howl as a ______________.
(a) "Call of the wild."
(b) "Silly indulgence."
(c) "Cry to humanity."
(d) "Howl of defeat."

14. Who is Charon?
(a) Clerk.
(b) God.
(c) Ginsberg's brother.
(d) Ferryman.

15. Ginsberg thinks about which famous poet?
(a) Whitman.
(b) Emerson.
(c) Tennyson.
(d) Blake.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author warns against the dangers of which of the following?

2. What is the friend's first name?

3. Ginsberg hopes for the return of which of the following?

4. Some writers ended up where?

5. For Ginsberg, poetry is __________.

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