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

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

  • Question 2

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

  • Question 3

    Who convinced Ginsberg to devote himself to his writing?

  • Question 4

    As a young man, how did Ginsberg avoid prison?

  • Question 5

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

  • Question 6

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

  • Question 7

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

  • Question 8

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

  • Question 9

    What city did Ginsberg move to, seeking inspiration?

  • Question 10

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

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