Notes of a Dirty Old Man 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. In which of the following cities does section twenty-one take place?

2. As section twenty-two opens, what relative of Henry's has died?

3. In section thirty-two, Bukowski says that if you'd like to know who your friends are you should get what?

4. In section thirty-eight, Bukowski says his mother was from what country?

5. In section nineteen, the kids say that on the previous weekend Bukowski was dancing with what household item?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the landlady in section twenty-eight respond to the broken bed?

2. What goes wrong with the plan to strike it rich in section thirty-three?

3. What happens in section thirty-eight when Bukowski goes home drunk?

4. Describe Bukowski's housing situation in section twenty-three.

5. What happens in section twenty-nine when Mary brings Eddie and the Duchess to Bukowski's place?

6. Describe how Hank finally gets rid of William in section twenty-seven.

7. What is the letter Bukowski relates in section twenty-six?

8. Describe how Bukowski meets the woman who ends up at his place in section nineteen.

9. Describe the conflict between Elsie and the cabbie in section thirty-one.

10. Why does the superior officer in section thirty-six finally order Stirkoff to be taken to the torture chamber?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and discuss Bukowski's view of marriage based on the two marriages he has in his book. Include supporting information from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Is Bukowski a Republican or a Democrat? Based on his stated political views, decide which party he most easily fits and write a persuasive essay categorizing him that way. Be sure to use quotes and other supporting information from the text.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the wealthy man, Maxfield, and Stirkoff in sections 34, 35, and 36. How are these three men similar? What are they looking for in life? Use information from the text to support your thesis.

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