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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Steinbeck exclude from the novel?
(a) The notes he makes on a tape recorder
(b) The Chicago reunion with his wife
(c) Phone calls he places to his family
(d) The notes he makes in a journal

2. Where does Steinbeck go to reminisce with an old friend?
(a) The ballgame
(b) Fishing
(c) Johnny Garcia's bar
(d) Church

3. What returns for Mrs. Steinbeck when she talks to a fellow Texan?
(a) Her distrust
(b) Her manners
(c) Her temper
(d) Her Texas accent

4. What does Steinbeck call the previous guest of a hotel room he waits in temporarily?
(a) Marvel the Magician
(b) Johnny on the Spot
(c) The Invisible Man
(d) Lonesome Harry

5. What is the evening meal where Steinbeck stops at a rental cabin and lunch room?
(a) Cheeseburger & fries and pudding
(b) Beef stew & biscuits and chocolate cake
(c) Ham & beans and ice cream
(d) Corned beef & cabbage and lemon pie

6. In what city in Louisiana does Steinbeck decide to stop?
(a) New Orleans
(b) Natchitoches
(c) Baton Rouge
(d) Thibodaux

7. Where does Steinbeck head after Bismarck?
(a) The Painted Desert
(b) The Bad Lands
(c) The Wisconsin Dells
(d) Mount Rushmore

8. What historical attraction does Steinbeck visit in Montana?
(a) Yosemite National Park
(b) The Little Big Horm battlefield
(c) The Grand Canyon
(d) Mount Rushmore

9. What national park does Steinbeck visit while in Montana?
(a) Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
(b) Yosemite National Park
(c) The Grand Canyon
(d) Yellowstone National Park

10. What is the source of trouble Steinbeck runs into while trying to cross the border into Canada?
(a) He needs a passport.
(b) He needs Charley's rabies vaccination documents to return to the U.S.
(c) He has forgotten his birth certificate.
(d) He cannot take his liquor into Canada.

11. Aside from the unpleasant family visit, how does Steinbeck find the Monterey Peninsula?
(a) It is too industrialized to suit him.
(b) It is much dirtier than he remembered.
(c) It is sadly declining.
(d) It is more attractive but has lost its sense of wildness.

12. Who is Steinbeck drawn to at the rest stops?
(a) Military personnel
(b) Families
(c) Tour groups
(d) Truck drivers

13. In what city in North Dakota does Steinbeck stop?
(a) Bismarck
(b) Grand Forks
(c) Minot
(d) Fargo

14. What is Steinbeck given when he asks for a reading light?
(a) A floor lamp
(b) A coal oil lantern
(c) A flashlight
(d) A table lamp

15. On what does Steinbeck reflect at this point of his journey?
(a) If he should turn back
(b) If he should get a different camper
(c) If he is doing the trip as it should be done
(d) If he should take a break

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what does the Columbia River region remind Steinbeck?

2. Where does Steinbeck head after leaving Chicago?

3. What does Steinbeck enjoy in Idaho?

4. Which author wrote that you can't go home again?

5. What beauty does Steinbeck see at sunset?

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