What a Character! Numerology Name That Book Meeting the Buddha Life's in the Details

100

Who is Allen Ginsberg?
This famous poet went by the name Carlo Marx in On the Road and Alvah Goldbook in The Dharma Bums.

100

What is 47?
This is how old Kerouac lived to be (no connection to the Keanu Reeves movie).

100

What is Big Sur?
In this novel, Kerouac describes his breakdown at Lawrence Ferlinghetti's cabin.

100

What are the Noble Truths?
In Buddhism, there are four of these fundamental statements.

100

What is Lowell?
This is Jack Kerouac's hometown in Massachusetts.

200

Who was Neal Cassady?
In real-life, this hyperkinetic character from several Kerouac novels went on to drive Furthur, Ken Kesey's "magic bus."

200

What is 1922?
This is the year Jack Kerouac was born.

200

What is Visions of Gerard?
This mystical Kerouac novel chronicles the life and death of his older brother.

200

What is The Eightfold Path?
In Buddhism, this is the way out of suffering (the 4th Noble Truth).

200

What is French?
Kerouac spoke only this language until he was about six years old.

300

Who was William S. Burroughs?
Kerouac gave him the name Old Bull Lee in On the Road.

300

What is 1969?
This is the year Jack Kerouac died (two years after "the summer of love").

300

What is The Dharma Bums?
The hero of this Kerouac novel was Japhy Ryder (Gary Snyder in real life).

300

What is zazen?
This is the Zen Buddhist term for sitting meditation.

300

What is Columbia?
Kerouac had a football scholarship yet dropped out of this famous university twice.

400

Who is Gary Snyder?
This real-life Dharma Bum became an award-winning poet and famous environmentalist.

400

What is 1957?
This is the year On the Road was published.

400

What is Visions of Cody?
This wild, stream-of-consciousness novel focuses on Kerouac's real-life muse, Neal Cassady.

400

What is bodhisattva?
This the term for a spiritual warrior who voluntarily rejects attaining nirvana in order to help others reach enlightenment.

400

What is jazz?
Kerouac described his spontaneous style as an attempt to emulate this musical form in his writing.

500

What is Duluoz?
Showing his "vanity," Kerouac envisioned all of his roman a clef novels comprising a vast epic using this surname.

500

What is Desolation Peak?
In 1956, Kerouac spent over 60 days alone on this mountain as a fire lookout.

500

What is Some of the Dharma?
Kerouac attempted to capture part of what he learned about Buddhism in this tome.

500

What is dharma?
In Buddhism, this word means "the teachings of the Buddha."

500

Who was Jan Kerouac?
The only child of Jack Kerouac, she became a noted author herself.

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