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.

  1. What did Burroughs bring to his psychiatrist?

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  2. What event did Burroughs claim sparked his writing career?

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

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

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  5. How did Burroughs accidentally kill his common-law wife?

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  6. True or False: Burroughs was Harvard-educated

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  7. What did Burroughs keep under his pillow at night?

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  8. What did Burroughs collect for his entire life?

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

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  10. To which of these substances was Burroughs primarily addicted?

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