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 is the name of the horse that Sal bets on?

2. What happens during Sal, Stan, and Dean's stay in San Antonio?

3. How does their friend assist Sal, Dean, and Stan in Mexico?

4. What does Sal learn about Dean and Camille after his arrival in San Francisco?

5. Who is Dean referring to when he tells Sal that "God has arrived"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What does Dean's cousin, Sam Brady, tell Dean when he was attempting to locate his father in Denver?

9. What does Dean do when he, Sal, and Marylou arrive in San Francisco?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

a. Why is being on the road so important to the Beat Movement?

b. What transformations or epiphanies do the following characters have, if any, after being "on the road"? Cite specific examples from the book.

- Sal Paradise

- Dean Moriarty

- Ed Dunkel

- Stan Shepherd

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