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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Bukowski kills Bugsy during the final game, how long does he mention that the game is paused?
(a) 5 hours.
(b) 2 hours.
(c) 1 hour.
(d) Half an hour.

2. In section three, where does Bukowski initially believe that he is?
(a) Los Angeles.
(b) Pasadena.
(c) North Hollywood.
(d) Arizona.

3. As section eighteen ends, Bukowski is listening to music on his radio from what country?
(a) America.
(b) Japan.
(c) Britain.
(d) Hungary.

4. Toward the end of section four, the babysitter keeps comparing Bukowski to which famous writer?
(a) Steinbeck.
(b) Kerouac.
(c) Ginsberg.
(d) Hemingway.

5. When Neal is killed, which friend calls Bukowski to tell him?
(a) Jack.
(b) Bryan.
(c) Kerouac.
(d) Jason.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bukowski says in his foreword that Bryan is a type of crazy idealist and what?

2. While sitting at the racetrack, Bukowski notes that the track doubled the parking fee to what amount?

3. When Bukowski's friend witnessed a murder, what does he say the killers gave him to keep him quiet?

4. From what country does Henry's doctor come in section seventeen?

5. At the end of section sixteen, Bukowski does what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Bukowski mean at the end of section five when he says, "who cares about a dead battery?"

2. In section eighteen Bukowski discusses suicide. Describe Bukowski's personal suicide attempt and the result.

3. Describe Henry's ailment in section seventeen.

4. Why, in section fourteen, does Jack finally call the police and report himself as a murderer?

5. What begins the major argument between Bukowski and L in section fifteen?

6. In section one, why is Bukowski stuck in his apartment?

7. What does Bukowski say after relating the rant from the sportscaster who wants to lock up the mad?

8. According to Bukowski, why does the crowd continue to bet on the races after the riot on the field in section eight?

9. After leaving New York at the end of section six, what sentiments does Bukowski voice about the city?

10. In section nine, Bukowski has what to say in response to the assassinations of Kennedy, King, and Malcolm X?

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