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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "For the Chinese New Year & For Bill Berkson," what is O'Hara's generation going to do?
(a) Destroy.
(b) Love.
(c) Build.
(d) Survive.

2. In "For the Chinese New Year & For Bill Berkson," what is O'Hara able to ignore?
(a) The news.
(b) His pain.
(c) The noise of the city.
(d) His lover.

3. Where does O'Hara want to spend the day in "Steps"?
(a) At the bar.
(b) At the park.
(c) At the zoo.
(d) In bed.

4. What does O'Hara think of Paris in "A Little Travel Diary"?
(a) It is pretty.
(b) It is ugly.
(c) It is gaudy.
(d) It is friendly.

5. What is the weather condition where O'Hara finds his love in "Mary Desti's Ass"?
(a) Snowing.
(b) Hot.
(c) Sunny.
(d) Tornados.

6. What does O'Hara think about humanity in "For the Chinese New Year & For Bill Berkson"?
(a) It is evolving.
(b) It is thriving.
(c) It is failing.
(d) It is enlightened.

7. What spreads through the alleyways in "How to Get There"?
(a) Rats.
(b) Fog.
(c) Blood.
(d) Water.

8. What does O'Hara request at the end of "Down at the Canal"?
(a) A knife.
(b) Food.
(c) A drink.
(d) A gun.

9. In "A Little Travel Diary," whom does O'Hara travel with?
(a) Gabe.
(b) John.
(c) Paul.
(d) Mark.

10. What do people not care for in ''For the Chinese New Year & For Bill Berkson''?
(a) Fine food.
(b) Other people.
(c) Their parents.
(d) Fine wine.

11. What do Woman lie about in "How to Get There"?
(a) Address.
(b) Age.
(c) Weight.
(d) Phone Numbers.

12. What is the overall theme of "Cornkind"?
(a) Love.
(b) Writing.
(c) Family.
(d) Fertility.

13. During the poem "A Little Travel Diary," what does O'Hara pass?
(a) A lost puppy.
(b) Rome.
(c) The Spanish countryside.
(d) A crying child.

14. In ''For the Chinese New Year & For Bill Berkson," to what is America compared?
(a) Russia.
(b) A sinking ship.
(c) An empty vault.
(d) Old Europe.

15. What does the epigram at the start of "For the Chinese New Year & For Bill Berkson" discuss?
(a) Panic.
(b) Loss.
(c) Excitement.
(d) Joy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does O'Hara take comfort in during the poem "For the Chinese New Year & For Bill Berkson"?

2. Whom does O'Hara stay with in Boston in the poem "Mary Desti's Ass"?

3. Where does O'Hara find his love in "Mary Desti's Ass"?

4. How does everyone act in O'Hara's vision of New York in "Steps"?

5. What does O'Hara claim is torn in the poem "Pistachio Tree at Chateau Noir"?

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