Allen Ginsberg Quiz

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Allen Ginsberg Quiz

"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

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

  • Question 2

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

  • Question 3

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

  • Question 4

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

  • Question 5

    As a young man, how did Ginsberg avoid prison?

  • Question 6

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

  • Question 7

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

  • Question 8

    What city did Ginsberg move to, seeking inspiration?

  • Question 9

    Who convinced Ginsberg to devote himself to his writing?

  • Question 10

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

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