Allen Ginsberg Quiz

Allen Ginsberg Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

"I know too much and not enough." Want to test what you know about one of the most famed counterculture leaders and poets in American literature? Take the Allen Ginsberg Quiz from eNotes to find out if you are a Beat expert! Contains ten questions about Ginsberg's life and work.

  • Question 1

    On whose grave did Ginsberg place a copy of Howl and Other Poems?

  • Question 2

    Which of the following writers had been Ginsberg's lover in New York?

  • Question 3

    As a young man, how did Ginsberg avoid prison?

  • Question 4

    Who came to visit Ginsberg in Paris and stayed in the same hotel while finishing his own novel?

  • Question 5

    Who convinced Ginsberg to devote himself to his writing?

  • Question 6

    What city did Ginsberg move to, seeking inspiration?

  • Question 7

    True or False: Ginsberg's first reading of "Howl" was at City Lights Bookstore

  • Question 8

    Who is Ginsberg referring to in the title of the poem "'Kaddish for Naomi Ginsberg (1894-1956)''?

  • Question 9

    What did Ginsberg nickname the hotel he resided at in France?

  • Question 10

    Before he devoted his attention to writing, what line of work was Ginsberg in?

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