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 Henry say he discovers in the fabric of a pair of pants?

2. What country is Hector's wife from?

3. What does Henry say he looks like as he emerges in great pain from the bathroom?

4. What is Herman Barnes' role at The Times?

5. What is the name of Henry's new landlady?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mr. Hansen fire Henry?

2. What is Henry's attitude at his job at the Times newspaper?

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

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

5. Why does Henry find the Japanese girl attractive?

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

7. How does Henry cure his itching crotch?

8. How did Henry lose his favorite job working for the Red Cross?

9. Describe Mary Lou.

10. How does Henry get fired from his job as a janitor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Examine the construction of Bukowski's argument.

1. How does he introduce his ideas?

2. How does he construct his ideas to come to logical conclusion?

3. What weaknesses and strengths can you identify in Bukowski's argument?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the book's reception in three different countries including the country in which the book was written. How do their opinions about the books differ? Was the book more influential in one country than another? If so, why?

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