The Portable Beat Reader Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At which college did John Wieners study poetry?
(a) NYU.
(b) UCLA.
(c) Remington College.
(d) Black Mountain College.

2. Who wrote the poem "Nova Express"?
(a) Gregory Corso.
(b) Allen Ginsberg.
(c) Jack Kerouac.
(d) William S. Burroughs.

3. What was the name of Gary Snyder's father?
(a) Ezekiel.
(b) Mark.
(c) Harold.
(d) Henry.

4. Where was Ed Sanders born?
(a) Patterson, NJ.
(b) Kansas City, MO.
(c) New Hope, PA.
(d) Little Rock, AR.

5. Who cuts off someone's fingers in the poem "Nova Express"?
(a) A handicapped man.
(b) A mother.
(c) A grandmother.
(d) A little girl.

6. What kind of drivers does Gary Snyder refer to in "Night Highway Ninety-Nine"?
(a) B.C.
(b) New York.
(c) High.
(d) Lost.

7. "1001 Ways to Beat the Draft" was originally a _____________.
(a) Novel.
(b) Pamphlet.
(c) Poem.
(d) Visual art installment.

8. Who is the author of "I Have Given Fair Warning"?
(a) Philip Whalen.
(b) Diane DiPrima.
(c) Allen Ginsberg.
(d) Philip Lamantia.

9. Where was Lew Welch born?
(a) Los Angeles, CA.
(b) Lexington, KY.
(c) Phoenix, AZ.
(d) New York, NY.

10. Where did Diane DiPrima attend college before dropping out to become a poet?
(a) Yale University.
(b) Columbia University.
(c) Rutgers University.
(d) Swarthmore College.

11. In "Dinners and Nightmares," the author describes mashed potatoes and tomato sauce, which is referred to as _____________.
(a) "Blood potatoes."
(b) "Communist potatoes."
(c) "Scarlet potatoes."
(d) "Menstrual potatoes."

12. "Poem from Jail" discusses the necessity of banning ____________.
(a) Nuclear weapons.
(b) Pornography.
(c) Communism.
(d) Religion.

13. What was Amiri Baraka's birth name?
(a) Marcus Frances.
(b) Leroy James.
(c) LeRoi Jones.
(d) Allen Smith.

14. Which of the founders of Russian anarchism is referred to in the poem "April Fool Birthday Poem for Grandpa"?
(a) Krympotin.
(b) Kropotkin.
(c) Brygatin.
(d) Vrostkin.

15. Who is the author of the poem "April Fool Birthday Poem for Grandpa"?
(a) Philip Whalen.
(b) Diane DiPrima.
(c) Gregory Corso.
(d) Allen Ginsberg.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Frank O'Hara grow up?

2. When did Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and LeRoi Jones throw a party for the prison release of Ray Bremser?

3. When was Philip Lamantia born?

4. Who developed the "cut-up" method of writing used by William S. Burroughs?

5. What former wife of Neal Cassady wrote about her experiences with Cassady and other beats in "Off the Road"?

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