On the Road Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lee Ann do after Remi loses their money at the horse races?

2. What does Lucille think about Sal's friends?

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

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

5. Which of the flat bed truck riders stays with Sal in Cheyenne?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Old Bull Lee warn Sal about in New Orleans?

2. What does Dean inform the group about at a party where Carlo is reading his poetry?

3. What happens when Dean returns to see Sal at the hotel?

4. What happens to Sal in Mexico City?

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

6. When is the last time Sal sees Dean in On the Road and what are the circumstances?

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

8. What place do Dean and Sal plan to travel to where they have never been before?

9. What does Camille do to Dean and Sal in the spring of 1949?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Friends play a significant role in Sal Paradise's life.

a. As a result of a rift among his friends, Sal is torn between the more established and secure types, like Chad King, and the more frenzied Dean Moriarty and Carlo Marx. How does being torn between friends represent Sal's inner conflicts between being established or rebellious?

b. How do relationships with friends function in Beat culture?

Essay Topic 2

In Des Moines, Sal experiences the distinction of the East of his youth and the West of his future.

a. What does the West represent to Sal?

b. Contrast his life when he is living on the east coast and when he is living out west.

c. How have his voyages changed his views on life?

Essay Topic 3

Post-World War II America was very insular by turning inward and focusing on internal issues and families. How does Beat society compare to post-World War II America?

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