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On the Road

On the Road


by Jack Kerouac

Discussion & Essay Questions

Available to teachers only as part of the On the RoadTeacher Pass

On the Road Teacher Pass includes:

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Sample of Discussion & Essay Questions

  1. What are some reasons for why Kerouac wrote On the Road? What might his goals have been for writing this?


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