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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Sal's aunt think they were picked up in Washington D.C.?
(a) Because they were speeding.
(b) Because there were too many passengers in the car.
(c) Because the license plates had expired.
(d) Because of the California license plates.

2. Where does Sal go with Babe Rawlins in a mining town outside of Denver?
(a) To a friend's house.
(b) To an abandoned mine.
(c) To an opera.
(d) To a bar.

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

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

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

6. Who writes to Sal about the possibility of hopping an ocean liner in San Francisco?
(a) Remi Boncoeur.
(b) Old Bull Lee.
(c) Dean Moriarty.
(d) Mississippi Gene.

7. In which city does Sal end the "ride of his life'?
(a) Cheyenne.
(b) Denver.
(c) Los Angeles.
(d) San Francisco.

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

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

10. Who is Hyman Solomon?
(a) A hobo.
(b) A horse that Bull Lee makes a bet on.
(c) One of Bull Lee's friends.
(d) One of Dean's friends.

11. Where are the two boys from Minnesota headed in their flat bed truck?
(a) To Denver.
(b) To Cheyenne.
(c) To Los Angeles.
(d) To San Antonio.

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

13. What does Lee Ann do after Remi loses their money at the horse races?
(a) She makes him repay her.
(b) She yells at him.
(c) She forgives him.
(d) She kicks him out of their house.

14. When does Sal finally decide to go back on the road in Denver?
(a) After an all-night session with Carlo Marx and Dean Moriarty.
(b) After his date with Rita Bettencourt.
(c) After the party in Central City.
(d) After Eddie arrives in Denver.

15. What job does Remi Boncoeur find for Sal in San Francisco?
(a) A parking lot attendant.
(b) A clerk at a grocery store.
(c) A night watchman at an army barracks.
(d) A bartender.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does Sal introduce to Dean with whom he forms a strong friendship?

3. Who do Sal and his friends stay with in New Orleans?

4. Who is Mississippi Gene harboring from the law?

5. Why do Sal and Dean take a quick trip from Virginia to New Jersey?

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