The Portable Beat Reader Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Unspeakable Visions of the Individual.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who wrote "Dinners and Nightmares"?
(a) Allen Ginsberg.
(b) Diane DiPrima.
(c) Jack Kerouac.
(d) Carolyn Cassady.

2. William S. Burroughs' family made a fortune from producing ____________.
(a) Watches.
(b) Fur coats.
(c) Adding machines.
(d) Ink pens.

3. Where was Tuli Kupferberg from?
(a) Los Angeles.
(b) San Francisco.
(c) New York City.
(d) Memphis.

4. How old is William Burroughs Junior when he first smokes marijuana in "Tales of Beatnik Glory"?
(a) 12.
(b) 16.
(c) 15.
(d) 14.

5. Which author wrote the poem "Smokey the Bear Sutra"?
(a) Gary Snyder.
(b) Diane DiPrima.
(c) Gregory Corso.
(d) Philip Whalen.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the author of the poem "A Berry Feast"?

2. In Neal Cassady's letter to Kerouac from Kansas City, Cassady explains how he met a girl named ___________.

3. When was Neal Cassady born?

4. "The Day Lady Died" is a description of everything O'Hara did the day who died?

5. Which cited Bob Dylan song asks when African Americans will be free?

(see the answer key)

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