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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The character "Elsie John" in the poem by Herbert Huncke is a __________.
(a) Zoologist.
(b) Hermaphrodite.
(c) Fisherman.
(d) Housewife.

2. Where is the city of Rotterdam, cited in Corso's "Vision of Rotterdam"?
(a) Germany.
(b) Netherlands.
(c) England.
(d) France.

3. "Kaddish" is a poem about the life and death of whom?
(a) Alexis Ginsberg.
(b) Naomi Ginsberg.
(c) Natalie Ginsberg.
(d) Sarah Ginsberg.

4. What is the name of the girl Kerouac describes meeting in "The Subterraneans"?
(a) Catalina.
(b) Marie.
(c) Mardou.
(d) Stephanie.

5. What university did William S. Burroughs attend?
(a) Harvard.
(b) Rutgers.
(c) Yale.
(d) Columbia.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Visions of Cody," Cody is especially talented at ______________.

2. What jazz musician does Jack Kerouac write about in "Mexico City Blues"?

3. Where was Jack Kerouac born?

4. What is Neal Cassady's mother's name?

5. Where did Jack Kerouac attend college?

(see the answer key)

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