The Portable Beat Reader Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Enter Neal Cassady.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What jazz musician does Jack Kerouac write about in "Mexico City Blues"?
(a) Thelonius Monk.
(b) Satchmo.
(c) Charlie Parker.
(d) Louis Armstrong.

2. Where did Allen Ginsberg move in the 1950s?
(a) Big Sur, CA.
(b) Berkeley, CA.
(c) San Francisco, CA.
(d) Sacramento, CA.

3. What does Dean trade for a a watch in Mexico in On the Road?
(a) Marijuana.
(b) Money.
(c) Crystal.
(d) A ring.

4. When did Allen Ginsberg begin attending Columbia University?
(a) 1947.
(b) 1946.
(c) 1944.
(d) 1952.

5. When was Rotterdam bombed by the Nazis?
(a) 1938.
(b) 1941.
(c) 1939.
(d) 1940.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year was John Clellon Holmes born?

2. In what year did Gregory Corso meet Allen Ginsberg?

3. What event is one of the central focuses of "America"?

4. In his letters to Kerouac, whom does Cassady write that he has been sleeping with, but her mother doesn't like him?

5. How many children did Neal Cassady's mother have before meeting his father?

(see the answer key)

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