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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Sal seek out when he first arrives in San Francisco?
(a) Dean Moriarty.
(b) Marylou.
(c) Roland Major.
(d) Remi Boncoeur.

2. While Sal is witnessing one of Dean and Carlo's all night sessions, he concludes they are __________________________. (fill in the blank)
(a) Genuine beatniks.
(b) Amazing maniacs.
(c) Amazing saints.
(d) Cool hipsters.

3. What does Lucille think about Sal's friends?
(a) She likes them because they are so intellectual.
(b) She does not like them for their negative influence on Sal.
(c) She admires their exuberance and zest for life.
(d) She does not like them because they are rude to her.

4. Who arrives in Denver while Sal is staying there?
(a) Mississippi Gene.
(b) Remi Boncoeur.
(c) Eddie.
(d) Old Bull Lee.

5. Which of the flat bed truck riders stays with Sal in Cheyenne?
(a) Montana Slim.
(b) Roland Major.
(c) Big Slim Hazard.
(d) Mississippi Gene.

6. What does Sal think about his first visit to Denver?
(a) It is exuberating.
(b) It is ungratifying.
(c) It is traumatic.
(d) It is inspirational.

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

8. Where is Sal Paradise living at the beginning of On the Road?
(a) With Carlo Marx in Denver.
(b) With his brother in Virginia.
(c) With Roland Major in Denver.
(d) With his aunt in New Jersey.

9. Who is "The Ghost?"
(a) One of Sal's friends.
(b) An old hobo.
(c) Slang for a police officer.
(d) A drug-induced hallucination.

10. Where does Sal sleep in Cheyenne?
(a) At a bus station.
(b) At a motel.
(c) At a train station.
(d) In a park.

11. Where does Sal see Dean after his first trip on the road?
(a) At Sal's brother's house in Virginia.
(b) On the streets of New York City.
(c) At Old Bull Lee's house in New Orleans.
(d) At Sal's aunt's house in New Jersey.

12. Who does Sal introduce to Dean with whom he forms a strong friendship?
(a) Ed Dunkel.
(b) Carlo Marx.
(c) Chad King.
(d) Remi Boncoeur.

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

14. What is Roland Major's profession?
(a) He is a musician.
(b) He is an actor.
(c) He is an author.
(d) He is a teacher.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is accompanying Dean on his trip to Virginia?

2. How is Rita Bettencourt described?

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

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

5. What is the vow that Sal and Terry make?

(see the answer keys)

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