Jack Kerouac Quiz

Jack Kerouac Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

"Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road." Jack Kerouac inspired a generation of men and women to search for truth through their travels. Think you know more about the author of On The Road? Take the Jack Kerouac Quiz from eNotes to find out! Contains ten questions about the American Beat writer.

  • Question 1

    True or False: Publishers vied for the rights to publish "On the Road," sensing it would be an immediate success

  • Question 2

    At which high school sport did Kerouac excel?

  • Question 3

    What moniker did "The New York Times" bestow upon Kerouac?

  • Question 4

    From which of the following universities did Kerouac accepted a football scholarship?

  • Question 5

    How long was Kerouac married to his first wife?

  • Question 6

    Why was Kerouac honorably discharged from the Navy?

  • Question 7

    How long did it take Kerouac to write "On the Road"?

  • Question 8

    What drug did Kerouac take while writing "On the Road"?

  • Question 9

    True or False: Kerouac coined the phrase "beat generation"

  • Question 10

    Which of the other Beats disapproved of Kerouac's amphetamine use?

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