The Portable Beat Reader Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Some San Francisco Renaissance Poets Part One.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who is Neal Cassady known as in On the Road?
(a) Cody Pomeray.
(b) Dean Moriarty.
(c) Carlo Marx.
(d) Jonny Moriarty.

3. How old was Neal Cassady when he was first arrested for theft?
(a) 18.
(b) 14.
(c) 10.
(d) 16.

4. What is the name of the West Coast literary revolution which was heralded largely by the Six Gallery reading?
(a) West Coast School of Poetry.
(b) San Francisco Renaissance.
(c) San Francisco Six.
(d) California Renaissance.

5. What word does Michael McClure frequently play with in "Peyote Poem"?
(a) Needle.
(b) Stomach.
(c) Cactus.
(d) Dream.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Gary Snyder born?

2. What is the name of John Clellon Holmes' representation of himself in Go?

3. To whom does Allen Ginsberg write from a mental institution in "Howl"?

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

5. Where did the Six Gallery reading take place?

(see the answer key)

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