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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where do Sal and Dean decide to visit before returning to San Francisco?
(a) New Orleans.
(b) Chicago.
(c) Denver.
(d) Houston.

2. What does Old Bull Lee warn Sal about?
(a) That they need to drive more carefully on their road trips.
(b) To watch out for the police in New Orleans.
(c) That Sal needs to finish his education.
(d) That Dean is getting crazier and to be careful.

3. Why do Sal and Dean take a quick trip from Virginia to New Jersey?
(a) Miles Davis was performing.
(b) Dean wanted to visit a girl.
(c) To deliver some furniture for Sal's aunt.
(d) Sal forgot his typewriter.

4. What do Sal and Dean do in New York City on New Year's Eve?
(a) They stay home.
(b) They go party hopping.
(c) They go to a jazz club.
(d) They see a Broadway play.

5. Why does the driver who gives Sal a ride from Harrisburg to New York refuse to give Sal any food?
(a) Because Sal is a stranger.
(b) He thinks fasting is important to one's health.
(c) He does not have any money to buy food.
(d) He is mean.

6. What do Sal and another woman he meets on the bus do until her stop in Columbus, Ohio?
(a) They neck.
(b) They sleep.
(c) They play travel games.
(d) They discuss books.

7. Who was born on the road?
(a) Sal Paradise.
(b) Dean Moriarty.
(c) Chad King.
(d) Carlo Marx.

8. What does Old Bull Lee think of Dean?
(a) That he is fun.
(b) That he is trouble.
(c) That he is despicable.
(d) That he is intriguing.

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

10. Who sends letters to Sal and tells him about Dean Moriarty?
(a) Old Bull Lee.
(b) Chad King.
(c) Roland Major.
(d) Carlo Marx.

11. What is Sal's relationship with the Mexican woman he met on the bus?
(a) They despise each other.
(b) They are inseparable.
(c) They are unfriendly.
(d) They are cordial.

12. Which of Sal's friends stayed with Sal's aunt while he was away?
(a) Dean Moriarty.
(b) Old Bull Lee.
(c) Carlo Marx.
(d) Chad King.

13. Who is Mississippi Gene harboring from the law?
(a) Dean Moriarty.
(b) Eddie.
(c) Montana Slim.
(d) A young blonde boy.

14. What job does Dean find after Sal first meets him in New York?
(a) Selling pressure cookers.
(b) A custodial worker.
(c) A grocery store clerk.
(d) A parking lot attendant.

15. After Sal leaves Terry, he rides a bus from Los Angeles to which city?
(a) New York City.
(b) Harrisburg.
(c) Pittsburgh.
(d) Columbus.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens in Washington D.C. on the return trip from Virginia?

2. Who does Dean find jobs for in Denver?

3. Where is Sal Paradise living at the beginning of On the Road?

4. What event is taking place in Washington D.C. when Sal, Dean, Marylou, and Ed Dunkel are traveling through?

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

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