The Beat Generation: Characteristics of Beat Poetry


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All of the following are Beat poets, EXCEPT _____.

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1. Which poem's controversial language led to a famous obscenity trial?

2. The Beat Generation can be best compared to which previous cultural, literary, or religious movement?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Beat poetry was both spirited and controversial, and to help you understand and analyze it, this quiz and worksheet will test you on the names of Beat poets. It will also test your understanding of the Beat Generation, the movement's influences and its characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Names of Beat poets
  • Geographic association of Beat poetry
  • The influences on Beat poets and their work
  • Trial connected to Beat poetry

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Beat poetry lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Beat poets and interpret them correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the source of the term 'Beat Generation'

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Beat Generation and its poetry, review the accompanying lesson on Beat Poetry. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Analyze the characteristics of Beat poetry
  • Identify the poets included in the Beat Generation
  • Understand the influences on Beat poets
  • Explore examples of Beat poetry