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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where was Ann Waldron born?
(a) Memphis, TN.
(b) Atlanta, GA.
(c) Birmingham, AL.
(d) Dallas, TX.

2. Who wrote "First Party at Ken Kesey's with Hell's Angels"?
(a) Allen Ginsberg.
(b) Neal Cassady.
(c) Jack Kerouac.
(d) Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

3. With whom did Brenda Frazer travel to Mexico City in the 1960s?
(a) Jack Kerouac.
(b) Neal Cassady.
(c) Ray Bremser.
(d) William S. Hunter.

4. What is "tea" in reference to in the poem "A Poem for the Tea Heads"?
(a) Benzedrine.
(b) Opium.
(c) Coffee.
(d) Marijuana.

5. In the poem "Les Luths," Frank O'Hara writes of wondering what _______________ is doing.
(a) Jack Kerouac.
(b) Gary Snyder.
(c) Neal Cassady.
(d) Allen Ginsberg.

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

7. Which poem of Diane DiPrima's is an attack on Gary Snyder's conception of women as mere carriers of children?
(a) "Brass Furnace Going Out: Song, after an Abortion."
(b) "Song for Baby-O."
(c) "Three Laments."
(d) "The Practice of Magical Evocation."

8. In which song does Bob Dylan write about trying to get his piano fixed by a lazy, unionized piano tuner?
(a) "Blowin' in the Wind."
(b) "Tarantula."
(c) "Lay Lady Lady."
(d) "Hard Rain."

9. Whom did Charles Bukowski write an article about meeting shortly before his death in "Tales of Beatnik Glory"?
(a) Neal Cassady.
(b) Allen Ginsberg.
(c) Jack Kerouac.
(d) William S. Burroughs.

10. Where did the Snyder family move when Gary was two years old?
(a) Kentucky.
(b) California.
(c) Washington.
(d) Oregon.

11. Who wrote "Sourdough Mountain Lookout"?
(a) Jack Kerouac.
(b) Gregory Corso.
(c) Philip Whalen.
(d) Allen Ginsberg.

12. Who is "Mr. Dullness" likely a reference to in the poem "A Dim View of Berkeley in the Spring"?
(a) Christopher Anderson Dull.
(b) Matthew Dulles.
(c) John Foster Dulles.
(d) Andrew Lloyd Webber.

13. When was Ray Bremser born?
(a) 1945.
(b) 1934.
(c) 1932.
(d) 1940.

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

15. Where does Highway Ninety-Nine begin?
(a) Chicago.
(b) New York.
(c) Washington.
(d) Kansas.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Gary Snyder when he was laid up for an accident for four months?

2. Whom does Philip Whalen write of drinking with in "Prose Take-Out Portland 13:ix:58"?

3. Which author wrote the poem "Smokey the Bear Sutra"?

4. "Poem from Jail" discusses the necessity of banning ____________.

5. Which poem of Peter Orlovsky's is included in the anthology?

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