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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. Upon what had the narrator drooled, according to his prayer in "Screwjack"?
(a) High Priests.
(b) Screwjack.
(c) Prison walls.
(d) Altars.

2. What had Leach been drinking when he changed his bet?
(a) Whiskey.
(b) Vodka.
(c) Schnapps.
(d) Gin.

3. What is the tunnel made of in the poem which opens "Death of a Poet"?
(a) Stone.
(b) Fire.
(c) Ice.
(d) Water.

4. When Mr. Screwjack left, the narrator wrote "And then he was gone, with no noise, like some ____ from my other world."
(a) Alien.
(b) Monster.
(c) Memory.
(d) Ghost.

5. In what establishment was Thompson in the beginning of "Death of a Poet"?
(a) An airport.
(b) A shopping mall.
(c) A church.
(d) A bar.

Short Answer Questions

1. What devastated the Duke Estate in "Screwjack"?

2. What brand of liquor was Leach carrying when he opened the door?

3. The narrator describes Mr. Screwjack by saying, "Like my beast and my ____, my perfect dream lover, like that ghost that I must forget."

4. Who was a friend of F. X. Leach in a 1992 Rolling Stone article by Hunter S. Thompson?

5. Mr. Screwjack left "across the woodpile and through that shadowy hole between" what kind of tree?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Leach introduce "Jennifer" in "Death of a Poet"?

2. How did Duke's pleas to God change in "Screwjack"?

3. What did Leach tell the narrator was the savior of his marriage in "Death of a Poet"?

4. What other work had Thompson written centering on the character F.X. Leach?

5. How does the narrative point of view change in "Screwjack"?

6. Describe briefly the career of Hunter S. Thompson. For what genre of journalism was he known?

7. What was the critical and public reaction to the collection of stories in Screw-jack?

8. Where had the narrator arrived in "Death of a Poet"? What did he see upon arrival?

9. Describe the use of imagery in "Death of a Poet." What images are symbolic in the story? How?

10. How long was Screwjack gone before returning to Duke? What was he like?

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