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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Dean do when he, Sal, and Marylou arrive in San Francisco?
2. Where do Dean and Sal stay in Detroit?
3. What news does Sam Brady deliver to Dean?
4. What is the best time of day for Old Bull?
5. What plans do Sal and Stan make during Sal's last trip to Denver?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Jazz music is an underlying theme in On the Road.
a. Describe the role of jazz in the Beat movement.
b. Describe how jazz influences how On the Road was written.
Essay Topic 2
The author of On the Road, Jack Kerouac, thought that a connotation of the term, Beat Generation, was "beatific," meaning blessed or blissful. He also thought that the Beat Movement had spiritual or religious principles. Do you think the attitudes and actions of the characters in the book exemplify religious principles? Why or why not?
Cite specific examples from the book to support your answers.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the two central characters in On the Road, Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty, on the following:
a. The idea of being on the road.
b. The role of their fathers in their lives.
c. Their attitudes toward women.
This section contains 1,200 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)