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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. "A Supermarket in America" describes Ginsberg grocery shopping with a vision of whom?
(a) Walt Whitman.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) Karl Marx.
(d) Norman Mailer.

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

3. What was Allen Ginsberg's father's name?
(a) Carlo.
(b) Mark.
(c) Louis.
(d) James.

4. When did Neal Cassady move to New York and meet Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac?
(a) 1947.
(b) 1945.
(c) 1950.
(d) 1942.

5. What is Allen Ginsberg's fictionalized name in the novel Go?
(a) Hart Kennedy.
(b) Albert Ancke.
(c) David Stofsky.
(d) Paul Hobbes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What excerpt of Gregory Corso's questions what it means to be Beat and if there is even such a thing?

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

3. When did Allen Ginsberg begin attending Columbia University?

4. Who is the character Japhy Ryder is based on in "The Dharma Bums"?

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

(see the answer key)

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