On the Road Test | Final 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 Sal feel when he passes the fields near Bakersfield in Part 2?

2. Where do Sal and Dean decide to travel in 1949?

3. How does Dean greet Sal when he arrives at his door step in 1949?

4. Who do Sal and Dean travel with on their 1949 trip to Denver?

5. What does Dean do while Camille is at work?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Sal, Dean, and Marylou get money so they can make it from Arizona to California?

2. Sal and Dean have their first argument at a restaurant in Denver. What is the argument about?

3. What does Sal do to put a damper on the friendship with Dean and Camille?

4. Who are the other passengers in the travel bureau car that belongs to a wealthy man in Chicago?

5. What happens to Sal, Dean, and Marylou's car in Texas?

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

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

8. Where do Sal, Dean, and Stan Shepherd travel in Part 4 of On the Road?

9. What is the dream that both Sal and Dean have about driving?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are conflicting views about Dean Moriarty. One is that he has a zest for life and the other is that he is crazy. What is your opinion on these views?

Support your answer with specific evidence from the book.

Essay Topic 2

The quote, "Three writers does not a generation make," is sometimes attributed to Beat writer, Gregory Corso. Since the Beats only constituted a handful of writers, how would you explain the impact of the Beat Movement on future generations and the youth of today?

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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