The Dharma Bums Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the Buddhist philosophy of sex represent, according to Japhy?
(a) Perfect satisfaction
(b) Perfect union
(c) Perfect lust
(d) Perfect need

2. Where is the other bum from, as Ray finds out during their conversation?
(a) California
(b) Florida
(c) Maine
(d) Ohio

3. What does Ray feel Japhy would rather be studying instead of what he is doing at the current moment?
(a) Rocks
(b) Religion
(c) Poetry
(d) Trees

4. What does Ray purchase in order to share with the other hobo on the train with him?
(a) Marijuana
(b) Water
(c) Food
(d) Wine

5. What does the waitress at the restaurant think the men are?
(a) Experts
(b) Hunters
(c) Bums
(d) Students

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Morley do in order to show the other men where he is on the trail?

2. What does Alvah later refer to as the activity with Princess, Japhy, Ray and himself ?

3. Which university does Ray live near?

4. What is the year in which the story begins?

5. Where was Ray staying before he arrives in Los Angeles at the beginning of the story?

(see the answer key)

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