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. Who does Dean seek out in Denver?

2. What is Dean's job in San Francisco?

3. Where do Sal and Dean clean up in Chicago?

4. In Part 3, what do Sal and Dean's travel companions to Denver want to do in Sacramento?

5. What is the name of the horse that Sal bets on?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Stan on the way to Mexico?

2. Who do Sal and Dean ride with in a travel bureau car from San Francisco to Denver?

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

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

5. What arrives in San Francisco that allows Sal to return to New York?

6. Whose ranch do Sal, Dean, and the two passengers visit in Colorado?

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

8. What happens when Sal and Dean return the travel bureau car in Chicago?

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

10. What does Old Bull think is a sign from Sal's father?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

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

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 3

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?

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