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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. Who does Alabam like to attack when he is drunk?
2. Where does Henry travel to at the beginning of Chapter 59?
3. Where do Henry and Laura steal cigarettes from?
4. What is the name of Henry's boss at the Yellow Cab Company?
5. What does Henry's boss at the automobile company order him not to do at work?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the Yellow Cab Company sack Henry?
2. Describe Mary Lou.
3. Who does Henry work with at the bicycle shop?
4. Why does Mr. Hansen fire Henry?
5. How does Henry react to Mr. Adams' death?
6. Summarize the fifth section.
7. What does Maurice tell Henry in the tenth section?
8. Summarize the eight section.
9. How does Henry lose his job at the auto brakes company?
10. What is Janeway Smithson's role at the Yellow Cab Company?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
How does Bukoski represent sex? How did people in the 70s perceive Bukowski's representations of sex? How do people today perceive Bukowski's representations of sex?
Essay Topic 3
Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes?
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