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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is it located?
(a) Living room.
(b) Porch.
(c) Restaurant.
(d) Railroad yard.

2. The time period takes place after which event?
(a) WW II.
(b) 1948 Olympics.
(c) WW I.
(d) Summit at Yalta.

3. Who does Ginsberg imagine seeing in the supermarket?
(a) Nerudi.
(b) Burroughs.
(c) Lorca.
(d) Kerouac.

4. People often attempted to deaden their ______________.
(a) Anguish.
(b) Confusion.
(c) True nature.
(d) Sexual urges.

5. Which mode of transportation is nearby?
(a) Car.
(b) Bicycle.
(c) Train.
(d) Bus.

6. What is the most important thing to Ginsberg?
(a) God.
(b) Sex.
(c) Money.
(d) Art.

7. Ginsberg visited Solomon in which city?
(a) Paterson.
(b) Rochester.
(c) Utica.
(d) Albany.

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

9. Ginsberg believes that life is filled with _____________.
(a) Regret.
(b) Hope.
(c) Holiness.
(d) Despair.

10. Ginsberg refers to which live object?
(a) Trees.
(b) Flowers.
(c) Weeds.
(d) Snakes.

11. Which segment of the population is referred to by Ginsberg?
(a) Homeless.
(b) Middle class.
(c) Poor.
(d) Rich.

12. Ginsberg saw poetry as being __________.
(a) Art.
(b) Necessary.
(c) Superfluous.
(d) Life-threatening.

13. Which is the name of the mythical river mentioned in the poem?
(a) Acheron.
(b) Cocytus.
(c) Tigris.
(d) Lethe.

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

15. Which of the following is not one of the things that keeps America occupied?
(a) Integrity.
(b) Oil.
(c) Bombs.
(d) Money.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is William Carlos Williams?

2. Many people in Ginsberg's generation sought to avoid what?

3. The character comes from which country?

4. What is the man's first name?

5. Which of the following is not represented in HOWL?

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