William S. Burroughs Quiz

William S. Burroughs Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

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

    What did Burroughs keep under his pillow at night?

  • Question 3

    What event did Burroughs claim sparked his writing career?

  • Question 4

    What did Burroughs bring to his psychiatrist?

  • Question 5

    True or False: Burroughs was Harvard-educated

  • Question 6

    To which of these substances was Burroughs primarily addicted?

  • Question 7

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

  • Question 8

    What did Burroughs collect for his entire life?

  • Question 9

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

  • Question 10

    How did Burroughs accidentally kill his common-law wife?

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