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

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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