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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 test does Henry fail in this section?
2. What is the name of the warehouse owner?
3. What is the name of the manager's secretary?
4. What is the name of the dignified banker in this section?
5. What newspaper offers Henry a job in maintenance?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Henry and Jan start living their lives after Henry is sacked?
2. Describe Henry's job at the bicycle shop.
3. Why does Mr. Hansen fire Henry?
4. What does Smithson tell the men he will teach them?
5. Summarize the fifth section.
6. Who does Henry work with at the bicycle shop?
7. How did Henry lose his favorite job working for the Red Cross?
8. How does Henry cure his itching crotch?
9. Summarize the eight section.
10. How do Henry's glowing pants change his mindset and eventually his life situation?
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
How does Bukowski represent alcoholism in his novel? How does Chinaski's habit affect his daily life? What kind of person would Chinaski have been without the alcoholism?
Essay Topic 3
Choose two of the following people and outline their influence on Chinaski's life:
1. His father.
4. Tim Hunter.
This section contains 676 words
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