The Portable Beat Reader Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Who is the author of the poem "The Canticle of Jack Kerouac"? (from The Unspeakable Visions of the Individual)


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)


In his letters to Kerouac, whom does Cassady write that he has been sleeping with, but her mother doesn't like him? (from Enter Neal Cassady)


Where does Highway Ninety-Nine begin? (from Some San Francisco Renaissance Poets Part Two)


What is the dog looking at questioningly in the poem "Dog"? (from Some San Francisco Renaissance Poets Part One)

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