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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The friend equates what to the item?
(a) Sadness.
(b) Holiness.
(c) Glory.
(d) Birth.

2. In which state did Ginsberg live?
(a) New Jersey.
(b) Delaware.
(c) Illinois.
(d) Michigan.

3. The author warns against the dangers of which of the following?
(a) Materialism.
(b) Lethargy.
(c) Drugs.
(d) Communism.

4. On which item do the friends sit?
(a) Ground.
(b) Crate.
(c) Sofa.
(d) Dock.

5. What is Rockland?
(a) Band.
(b) Amusement park.
(c) Mental institution.
(d) Botanical garden.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the new job for the creative?

2. Who does Ginsberg imagine seeing in the supermarket?

3. Ginsberg embraces which of the following?

4. Ginsberg sees a need for which of the following?

5. What is the man's first name?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ginsberg relate holiness to people?

2. Name at least two themes used in SUNFLOWER SUTRA. How do you know?

3. What is the setting for Sunflower Sutra? What do the men dream about in regards to the scene?

4. According to Ginsberg, what are some of the things that keep America interesting?

5. How does Ginsberg's lack of money affect his attitude in this poem?

6. What is Ginsberg's dream about being with Whitman in the store?

7. What was involved in regard to some of the social and political action taken by Ginsberg's peers?

8. What kind of experiences took place in HOWL? To what does Williams compare those experiences?

9. Discuss Ginsberg's view of creative people who had to go to work in order to survive.

10. Where does Ginsberg imagine he sees Whitman just before they go separate ways?

(see the answer keys)

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