The Portable Beat Reader Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


According to Norman Mailer's "The White Negro," to avoid conformity, hipsters adopted the styles of ______ who were kept out of mainstream American culture by force. (from Three Commentators on the Beat Generation)


Who is the author of "I Have Given Fair Warning"? (from Some San Francisco Renaissance Poets Part Two)


What kind of drivers does Gary Snyder refer to in "Night Highway Ninety-Nine"? (from Some San Francisco Renaissance Poets Part Two)


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)


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

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