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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. 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) He thinks fasting is important to one's health.
(d) Because Sal is a stranger.

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

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

4. What is "The Ghost's" destination?
(a) Canada.
(b) New York.
(c) Pittsburgh.
(d) "It."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Central City?

2. Who sends letters to Sal and tells him about Dean Moriarty?

3. How long has it been since Sal has seen Dean since his first trip to San Francisco?

4. Who is Mississippi Gene harboring from the law?

5. Why do Sal and Terry leave Los Angeles?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does Dean meet at a party in New York?

2. Who does Sal meet who becomes the love of his life in Part 5 of On the Road?

3. Why does Sal want to leave Denver?

4. Who do Dean, Marylou, and Ed Dunkel leave in Tucson and why?

5. Who does Sal meet on the bus from Bakersfield to Los Angeles?

6. What do Sal, Ray Rawlins, and others do in an old mining town outside of Denver?

7. What does Dean's cousin, Sam Brady, tell Dean when he was attempting to locate his father in Denver?

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

9. What is happening in Dean and Camille's lives when Sal visits them in San Francisco in the spring of 1949?

10. What job does Remi Boncoeur find for, Sal when he arrives in San Francisco?

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