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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To whom was Brenda Frazer formerly married?
(a) Jack Kerouac.
(b) Bob Dylan.
(c) Allen Ginsberg.
(d) Ray Bremser.

2. What newsletter was created by Diane DiPrima and LeRoi Jones?
(a) "Free Man."
(b) "Yeti."
(c) "Floating Bear."
(d) "Beat Reader."

3. Which poem of Amiri Baraka's describes the black music scene in Newark in the early 1960s?
(a) "Way Out West."
(b) "The Screamers."
(c) "In Memory of Radio."
(d) "Three Laments."

4. Where was Bob Kaufman born?
(a) St. Petersburg, Russia.
(b) Los Angeles, California.
(c) Baton Rouge, Lousiana.
(d) New Orleans, Louisiana.

5. Where was Ray Bremser born?
(a) San Francisco, CA.
(b) New York, NY.
(c) New Orleans, LA.
(d) Jersey City, NJ.

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

7. Amiri Baraka studied at what university?
(a) University of Western Pennsylvania.
(b) UCLA.
(c) Rutgers.
(d) University of California Irvine.

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

9. "1001 Ways to Beat the Draft" was originally a _____________.
(a) Novel.
(b) Pamphlet.
(c) Poem.
(d) Visual art installment.

10. In what year does William Burroughs Junior go to visit his father in "Tales of Beatnik Glory"?
(a) 1961.
(b) 1970.
(c) 1965.
(d) 1958.

11. Where did Gary Snyder attend college?
(a) Columbia University.
(b) NYU.
(c) Reed College.
(d) Swarthmore College.

12. Where is Amiri Baraka from?
(a) Sacramento, California.
(b) Cleveland, Mississippi.
(c) New York, New York.
(d) Newark, New Jersey.

13. What scene does "Nova Express" describe?
(a) A funeral
(b) A battlefield.
(c) A wedding.
(d) A sinking ship.

14. "The Day Lady Died" is a description of everything O'Hara did the day who died?
(a) Queen Elizabeth.
(b) Billie Holliday.
(c) Queen Victoria.
(d) Gracie Jones.

15. What is railed against in the poem "A Dim View of Berkeley in the Spring"?
(a) Love.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Children.
(d) Conformity.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the daughter of Jack Kerouac and wrote a book about her experiences?

2. What poem by Ray Bremser is included in the text?

3. What band did Tuli Kupferberg co-found?

4. Who is the author of "I Have Given Fair Warning"?

5. Who is "Mr. Dullness" likely a reference to in the poem "A Dim View of Berkeley in the Spring"?

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