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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to Sandy in this part of the story?
(a) He defects to the Leary group
(b) He loses control of himself, makes a scene and has to leave the group
(c) He starts his own academic study of LSD at Columbia University
(d) He stops taking LSD and decides he wants to leave

2. What is the Bladder Totem?
(a) A pole that helps open the bathroom door
(b) A bathroom key attached to a gas can
(c) A talisman that looks like a bladder
(d) A native American talisman

3. What drink is in the bus fridge and laced with LSD?
(a) Vodka
(b) Water
(c) Cranberry Juice
(d) Orange Juice

4. Sandy believes that Kesey is most interested in the forest as:
(a) A source of paper for his writing
(b) A source of heating material
(c) A fantastic stage setting where everyday would be a happening as an art form
(d) A mysterious place where dreams would be interpreted in a natural way

5. Why does Kesey want to document the road trip?
(a) He worries that his memory is fading
(b) He wants to capture the amazing things that will happen while on drugs
(c) He wants evidence in case he has to go to court someday
(d) He wants to become a filmmaker

6. How do the young women at the conference react to Kesey?
(a) They find him bizarre and stay away from him
(b) They find him very attractive
(c) They find him intelligent but hard to look at
(d) They are scared of him

7. After doing a lot of talking, Kesey emerges from the bus with what on his face?
(a) A huge swath of adhesive tape over his mouth
(b) Women's makeup
(c) Day Glo paint
(d) The sign of the cross over his forehead

8. What literary form opens this chapter?
(a) A bible verse
(b) The lyrics of a Jimi Hendrix song
(c) A Walter Cronkite comment
(d) A poem

9. According to the author, what was the original intent of the trip?
(a) To see who could drive the bus best
(b) To get to New York as cheaply as possible
(c) It was a great bursting out of La Honda into an unsuspecting America.
(d) To see who could drive best under the influence of LSD

10. What style of writing does Wolfe describe he's using in telling this story?
(a) Simple prose
(b) Hysterical Realism
(c) Magical Realism
(d) Hysterical Journalism

11. What is Wolfe's reaction to Babb's writing?
(a) Amused, not too serious
(b) Impressed
(c) Disgusted
(d) Tickled to death

12. Why is Neal Cassady well-known?
(a) He is a rock star
(b) He is a famous author
(c) Jack Kerouac based a character on him in On the Road.
(d) He is Jack Kerouac's brother

13. Do the the Merry Pranksters invite or include all LSD users?
(a) Of course
(b) It's hard to say because they have no rules
(c) Yes, but only on Saturdays
(d) No

14. Where does Babbs place his writing in the warehouse?
(a) Under a bed
(b) In Kesey's belongings
(c) In the closet
(d) In a box in the middle of the floor.

15. According to Wolfe, what do the La Honda citizens call the Kesey colony?
(a) Prophets
(b) Junkies
(c) Ninnies
(d) Scholars

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Ken Kesey's profession?

2. What famous literary figures show up at the Pranksters' party in New York?

3. Where do Kesey and the Pranksters go?

4. What do the Pranksters do ahead of the arrival of the police?

5. Through a long quote by Joachim Wach, how does the author describe Kesey and company?

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