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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. Who is Remi Boncoeur's girlfriend?
(a) Terry.
(b) Camille.
(c) Babe.
(d) Lee Ann.

2. How does Sal get from Denver to San Francisco?
(a) He takes the bus.
(b) He drives a travel bureau car.
(c) A friend gives him a ride.
(d) He hitchhikes.

3. 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 met a woman.
(c) He overslept.
(d) He would rather live off of Roland's generosity.

4. How long has it been since Sal has seen Dean since his first trip to San Francisco?
(a) Six months.
(b) Two years.
(c) A few weeks.
(d) One year.

5. What does Sal think about his job in Bakersfield?
(a) He likes the high wages he receives.
(b) He thinks it is back-breaking work.
(c) He loves working close to the earth.
(d) He does not like his boss.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Sal see that makes him feel that he is closer to Denver?

2. What do Carlo and Dean take to help them stay up all night for their chat sessions?

3. In which city does Sal end the "ride of his life'?

4. What Mexican woman does Sal meet on the bus to Los Angeles?

5. What is Central City?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Sal react after he introduces Dean Moriarty to Carlo Marx?

2. Why does Sal stop in Cheyenne instead of continuing to Los Angeles with the two brothers from Minnesota?

3. Why doesn't the driver offer Sal any food on his trip from Pittsburgh to New York?

4. Why do Sal and his hitchhiker friend, Eddie, part in Iowa?

5. Why do Sal and Terry go to Terry's home town of Sabinal?

6. How does Sal get the money to travel from Denver to San Francisco?

7. What favor does Remi ask Lee Ann before he moves out of their house?

8. What does Sal find out when he calls Chad King after he arrives in Denver?

9. What does Sal confess to Dean while traveling from New Jersey to Virginia?

10. What is happening in Sal Paradise's life before he meets Dean Moriarty?

(see the answer keys)

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