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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What city does Vera prostitute herself in?
2. What is the name of the warehouse owner?
3. What does Henry say cost him his job?
4. What does Mrs. Adams say Henry needs?
5. What author does Henry read on the way to Miami?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Henry lose his job at the auto brakes company?
2. Why does Mr. Hansen fire Henry?
3. How does Henry get fired from his job as a janitor?
4. How do Henry's glowing pants change his mindset and eventually his life situation?
5. Why does Henry suddenly become interested in clothes in the eighth section?
6. Summarize the eight section.
7. What is Janeway Smithson's role at the Yellow Cab Company?
8. Who does Henry work with at the bicycle shop?
9. How do Henry and Jan start living their lives after Henry is sacked?
10. Describe Henry's job at the bicycle shop.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is Henry's attitude towards work? Why has Henry has developed this attitude? What kind of job would Henry enjoy and excel at?
Essay Topic 2
What is the American dream? What does FACTOTUM say about the American dream? What is Bukowski's opinion of the American dream?
Essay Topic 3
The author wrote FACTOTUM in the first person. Why do you think the author chose to write the story in the first person? How do you think the meaning of the story would change if the author wrote it in the third person?
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