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William S. Burroughs Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

William S. Burroughs Quiz

Ginsberg and Kerouac are more famous names of the Beat Generation, but do you know about the other writers of this revolutionary movement? Take the William S. Burroughs quiz from eNotes to find out! Contains ten questions about the tumultuous life and legacy of this American writer.

  • Question 1

    Hunter S Thompson said of Burroughs: "He shot like he wrote: with extreme ____________ and no __________.

  • Question 2

    Aside from "writer," which of the following is another of the jobs Burroughs once held?

  • Question 3

    How did Burroughs accidentally kill his common-law wife?

  • Question 4

    To which of these substances was Burroughs primarily addicted?

  • Question 5

    What did Burroughs bring to his psychiatrist?

  • Question 6

    What did Burroughs collect for his entire life?

  • Question 7

    True or False: Burroughs was Harvard-educated

  • Question 8

    What did Burroughs keep under his pillow at night?

  • Question 9

    Why did Burroughs move himself, his wife, and child to Mexico?

  • Question 10

    What event did Burroughs claim sparked his writing career?

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