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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. According to Bukowski, what percentage of the time is he correct about the results of the boxing matches at the Olympic?
(a) 50.
(b) 20.
(c) 30.
(d) 90.

2. What does the little girl in section eleven call her father?
(a) Fry.
(b) Papa.
(c) Daddy.
(d) Freddie.

3. What is the name of the little girl in the doctor's office in section seventeen?
(a) Mary Ann.
(b) Gloria.
(c) Jenny.
(d) June.

4. What is the name of the beautiful woman that Bugsy probably uses to distract J.C. while cutting off his wings?
(a) Emily.
(b) Jenny.
(c) Caroline.
(d) Helena.

5. According to section twelve, revolution is all BUT WHICH of the following?
(a) Guts.
(b) Madness.
(c) Romantic.
(d) Blood.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the letter Bukowski's ex-wife sends him, she says that he should attend poetry readings at which church?

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

3. According to section nine, what is it that makes Reagan right and everyone else so wrong?

4. To which show tune do Freddie and his daughter dance in section eleven?

5. Which horse won the 6th race at the end of section eight?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Based on the foreword, describe the process by which this book came to be.

4. In section thirteen, what conclusions does the narrator draw about the life he's led?

5. What does the narrator finally discover about dying at the end of section thirteen?

6. Describe what letter Bukowski finds in his mailbox when he arrives home at the end of section three.

7. In section ten, how does Moss convince Shareen to let them come over?

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

9. How does Bukowski react when his favorite fighter loses to Balanos in section seven?

10. Explain why Bukowski is tired of the bar scene in section sixteen.

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