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Jack Kerouac: On the Road and Other Works

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Which statement accurately describes the Beat Generation?

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1. How did Kerouac come up with the name the Beat Generation?

2. How was Kerouac's writing similar to jazz?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on Jack Kerouac's famous novel On the Road, as well as some of his other works. Things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include what Kerouac called his writing style and who Kerouac traveled with in On the Road.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • On the Road
  • Big Sur
  • The Dharma Bums
  • Kerouac's writing style

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Kerouac's writing style in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding On the Road and other works by Kerouac
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Kerouac's major novels

Additional Learning

To lean more about Kerouac's writing, review the related lesson on Jack Kerouac's On the Road and Other Works. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the Beat Generation
  • Explore Kerouac's life
  • Summarize On the Road
  • Discuss the style and themes of On the Road
  • Explore some of Kerouac's other works
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