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Big Sur

Big Sur


by Jack Kerouac

Big Sur: Kerouac’s On, Kerouac’s Off Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Big Sur? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Where is Big Sur?

In the deep south
On the west coast
In Alaska
Don’t worry about it, you’re never going there
Q. By what is Jack’s poem inspired?

The mountains
Lots and lots of caffeine
The sea
The trees
Q. Whose death affects Jack terribly?

His cat’s
His mother’s
His sister’s
His college professor’s
Alexander the Great’s, although he should probably be over it by now
Q. What is the name of Dave’s jeep?

Carl Mitch
Dave’s Jeep (and this guy’s a creative writer?)
Q. When Jack visits Cody, what disappoints him?

The man Cody has become
How cold Cody is toward him
How much Cody’s polo clashes with his slacks
That he and Cody never have a chance to spend time alone together