Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Zonker save himself in the water when he's surrounded by suspicious black men?
2. What literary form opens this chapter?
3. What does Cassady do when driving over the Blue Ridge Mountains?
4. What style of writing does Wolfe describe he's using in telling this story?
5. Where does Kesey go to do graduate work?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Kesey's second novel, Sometimes a Great Nation, received? How does Kesey react to the reviews?
2. What is the significance of the Bladder Totem?
3. What happens to Perry Lane in July 1963?
4. When Kesey returns to California, he's in a strange state of mind. He says he's in the cops movie now. Does Kesey believe he's going to be captured?
5. After Zonker receives a telegram informing the group that the suicide note scheme didn't work, who spreads news that Kesey is in Mexico?
6. Do you think that Kesey went on his bizarre rant on stage because the Pranksters arrived late to the the anti-war rally with little reception?
7. What did you think when Kesey returns to La Honda after the concert and finds up to 400 people there?
8. What happens to Perry Lane when Kesey and his family return following the publication of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?"
9. Does Wolfe think the Merry Pranksters are odd?
10. Why does Kesey refuse to tell people that they should STOP taking LSD?
Many critics call The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test a "classic." Why do you think this book is called that? Do you agree?
In the first chapter of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe starts off first by talking about what he has heard about Ken Kesey, and then recounts his first meeting with the LSD guru. He also mentions meeting some of the other Merry Pranksters including Mountain Girl and Neal Cassady. Talk about the tone that Wolfe sets for the book from the start, and his style of writing, and whether this writing style is effective in capturing the story of Kesey and the Merry Pranksters.
Talk about One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Why did Kesey write the story? How did this novel change his life?
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