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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the best time of day for Old Bull?
2. Who is Sam Brady?
3. Who rescues Sal from the hotel in San Francisco?
4. Where does Sal, Dean, and Marylou's car run off the road into the mud?
5. What plans do Sal and Stan make during Sal's last trip to Denver?
Essay Topic 1
On the Road depicts counterculture in 1950s America.
a. How do the main characters exemplify counterculture in the novel?
b. Why were they considered counterculture at the time?
c. Would they still be considered counterculture today?
Essay Topic 2
Sal has views about different groups who were marginalized in mid-20th century America. What are his views on these groups? Are there any differences among categories of people? If so, why? Cite specific examples from the book.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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