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We Got The Beats

written by: JoeSmow
 
Everything you've ever wanted to know about The Beats but were afraid to ask.

Question 1:

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This author killed his wife in a failed attempt at playing a game of William Tell while at a drunken party in Mexico. He used a gun and missed the apple.
William S. Burroughs
Herbert Huncke
Jack Kerouac
Neal Cassady


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After the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963, this poet took a Buddhist vow of silence that lasted until the end of the Vietnam War in 1973.
Bob Kaufman
Ken Kesey
Allen Ginsberg
William S. Burroughs


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This poet and buddhist went toe to toe with The Hell's Angels motorcycle gang to stop them from disrupting an anti-war demonstration.
William S. Burroughs
Allen Ginsberg
Jack Kerouac
Neal Cassady


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This author and poet wrote one of his most influential novels on a roll of paper towels.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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This sometime poet, sometime author was arrested several times for car theft before going on the road with Jack Kerouac and inspiring a generation of writers.
Bob Kaufman
William Burroughs
Neal Cassady
Ken Kesey


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This poet was the co-founder of City Lights Books in San Francisco and was forced to stand trial for publishing Allen Ginsberg's book "Howl".
Gregory Corso
Kenneth Rexroth
William Carlos Williams
Lawrence Ferlinghetti


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This poet was thrown into the same prison cell as Lucky Luciano. His most famous work ,"Bomb" was published in the shape of a mushroom cloud.
Herb Caen
Abbie Hoffman
Gregory Corso
Kenneth Rexroth


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This poet and author wrote a column for Open City called Notes of a Dirty Old Man while drinking heavily and working for the post office.
Gary Snyder
John Clellon Holmes
Philip Whalen
Charles Bukowski


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This poet and author wrote a book that was adapted into a "Big Five" Academy Award-winning movie. He also faked a suicide after being arrested for pot possession leaving a note in his abandoned van that stated, "Ocean, Ocean I'll beat you in the end." and shuffling off to Mexico in his friend's trunk.
Wavy Gravy
Bill Graham
Ken Kesey
John Clellon Holmes


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The lives and music of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Coleman Hawkins had a heavy influence on The Beat Generation. Can you name the style of jazz they created?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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This poet and author was a hobo, a junkie, a male prostitute and a participant in the studies by Albert Kinsey that led to the book "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male".
Allen Ginsberg
William S. Burroughs
Herbert Huncke
Jack Kerouac


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