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Trivia Quiz - Jack Kerouac: American Author

What do you know about the life of writer Jack Kerouac?

Quiz Number: 3245
Date Submitted: October 14, 2009
Quiz Categories: American Authors
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: Secret_Author
Average Score: 56.1 percent
Times Taken: 94 times
Taken by Registered Users: 6
Quiz is about: Jack Kerouac

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1. Jack Kerouac was born in 1922 in what Massachusetts city?
  A.   Worcester
  B.   Boston
  C.   Lowell
  D.   Brockton

2. Jack Kerouac is regarded as a pioneer of what literary genre?
  A.   Hippie Movement
  B.   Anti-War Movement
  C.   Beat Generation
  D.   Religious Right

3. What university did Jack Kerouac attend?
  A.   Harvard University
  B.   Columbia University
  C.   Boston College
  D.   Gordon College

4. Jack Kerouac joined what branch of the military in 1943?
  A.   Army
  B.   Air Force
  C.   Marine Corps
  D.   Navy

5. Jack Kerouac's first novel was published in 1950. What was it called?
  A.   The Town and the City
  B.   The Subterraneans
  C.   Big Sur
  D.   Desolation Angels

6. Kerouac's novel, "On The Road" was largely based on Jack's road trips with his friends. Who is the narrator of the book (Kerouac's alter ego)?
  A.   Dean Moriarty
  B.   Old Bull Lee
  C.   Rollo Greb
  D.   Sal Paradise

7. Much of Kerouac's writings were based on what musical art form?
  A.   jazz
  B.   rock n roll
  C.   opera
  D.   country

8. Which of Kerouac's real-life author friends does NOT appear thinly disguised in the novel, "The Subterraneans"?
  A.   William Burroughs
  B.   Allen Ginsberg
  C.   Gore Vidal
  D.   Herbert Huncke

9. In which of the following novels does Kerouac NOT mention Desolation Peak, a real-life mountain in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington?
  A.   Visions of Cody
  B.   The Dharma Bums
  C.   Desolation Angels
  D.   Lonseome Traveler

10. What was the name of the 1959 short film adapted by Jack Kerouac from the third act of his play, "Beat Generation"?
  A.   Doctor Sax
  B.   Tristessa
  C.   Beat Generation
  D.   Pull My Daisy®   

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