On the Road Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapters 9 and 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who sets Sal up with Rita Bettencourt?
(a) Dean Moriarty.
(b) Ray Rawlins.
(c) Roland Major.
(d) Marylou.

2. In Des Moines, Sal experiences the distinction of the East of his youth and the West of his __________________. (fill in the blank)
(a) Adolesence.
(b) Middle-age crisis.
(c) Future.
(d) Golden years.

3. Why doesn't Sal show up for the first day of his job in Denver?
(a) He overslept.
(b) He is planning on going on the road again with Dean.
(c) He met a woman.
(d) He would rather live off of Roland's generosity.

4. Who thinks Sal should not travel out West?
(a) Dean Moriarty.
(b) Sal's Aunt.
(c) Carlo Marx.
(d) Marylou.

5. What do Sal and his friends do in Central City?
(a) They go to a bar to listen to jazz.
(b) They go skiing.
(c) They throw a party at an abandoned mine shack.
(d) They have an all-night discussion session.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Sal finally decide to go back on the road in Denver?

2. Why does Sal end his ride with the brothers from Minnesota before their final destination?

3. What does Dean inform his friends about at a party where Carlo is reading poetry?

4. What New York hitchhiker does Sal meet in Des Moines?

5. Who is the mutual friend with Sal Paradise and Mississippi Gene?

(see the answer key)

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