Tales of Ordinary Madness Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through My Stay in the Poet's Cottage.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Scenes from the Big Time, which inmate serves time in the hole?
(a) Blaine.
(b) Joe Statz.
(c) The narrator.
(d) Sears.

2. How does Bukowski brush off the man in Great Poets Die in Steaming Pots of Shit?
(a) By promising to visit him.
(b) By yelling at him.
(c) By calling security.
(d) By threatening him.

3. What is the weather like where Bukowski is staying in My Stay at the Poet's Cottage?
(a) Unbearably hot.
(b) Cold.
(c) Cool.
(d) Average weather.

4. In Goodbye Watson, what athlete does the narrator have success with?
(a) Watson Jones.
(b) Enrique Balanos.
(c) Jack Hendley.
(d) Madge.

5. In The Great Zen Wedding, what is Bukowski wearing?
(a) A panama hat.
(b) Shorts.
(c) A t-shirt.
(d) A necktie.

Short Answer Questions

1. What gift does Bukowksi give the couple for their wedding?

2. Who does Jack Hendley notice is following him around?

3. How does Bukowski spend most of his time in My Stay at the Poet's Cottage?

4. What does the man in Great Poets Die in Steaming Pots of Shit think of Bukowski's employment status?

5. In the story Great Poets Die in Steaming Pots of Shit, where does Bukowski work?

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