Factotum Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 does Endicot do for a living?

2. What is the name of Henry's boss at the Yellow Cab Company?

3. What is the name of the manager's secretary?

4. What sport was Manny a star in his youth?

5. What is Feldman trying to do at the same time as collecting insurance?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Henry lose his job at the auto brakes company?

2. How do Henry's glowing pants change his mindset and eventually his life situation?

3. How does Henry react to Mr. Adams' death?

4. Who does Henry work with at the bicycle shop?

5. How do Henry and Jan start living their lives after Henry is sacked?

6. Summarize the eight section.

7. What does Henry find attractive about Jan?

8. Describe Mary Lou.

9. What is Henry's role in the clothing store?

10. What is Janeway Smithson's role at the Yellow Cab Company?

Essay Topics

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

Discuss the values of the 1940s.

1. In what ways are the characters a product of their time?

2. How does the book express the changes America was going through at the time?

3. Does modern society share any values with 1940s America?

Essay Topic 3

What is the American dream? What does FACTOTUM say about the American dream? What is Bukowski's opinion of the American dream?

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