On the Road Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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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 Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

A connotation of the term, Beat Generation, means that they were discouraged or down and out.

a. Do you think the characters in On the Road fit this definition?

b. What connotation(s) of the term Beat Generation do you think the characters exemplify and why?

Cite specific examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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