The Portable Beat Reader Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Who is a former girlfriend of Jack Kerouac and wrote a book called "Minor Characters" about some of the lesser known people in Beat circles? (from Tales of Beatnik Glory)


In which song does Bob Dylan write about trying to get his piano fixed by a lazy, unionized piano tuner? (from Other Fellow Travelers Part One)


Who is the daughter of Jack Kerouac and wrote a book about her experiences? (from Tales of Beatnik Glory)


Which excerpt of Alan Watts is included in "Three Commentators on the Beat Generation"? (from Three Commentators on the Beat Generation)


What is railed against in the poem "A Dim View of Berkeley in the Spring"? (from Some San Francisco Renaissance Poets Part Two)

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