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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the Too Sensitive narrator, what does a woman's clean kitchen mean?
(a) She hates dirt.
(b) She is dull and conditioned.
(c) She is independent.
(d) She loves her man enough to clean for him.

2. Where does Bukowski return home to at the end of My Stay at the Poet's Cottage?
(a) Tucson.
(b) Dallas.
(c) New York.
(d) Los Angeles.

3. What are the other men like on the train in Love it or Leave it?
(a) Ragged and boisterous.
(b) Reserved and polite.
(c) Angry and silent.
(d) Friendly but loud.

4. How much money do Harry and Madge have in Reunion?
(a) Twenty dollars.
(b) One hundred dollars.
(c) Fifteen dollars.
(d) Fifteen hundred dollars.

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

6. What job does Dan Skorski quit?
(a) Writing.
(b) Grocery store.
(c) Rubber processing plant.
(d) Post office.

7. What does the man in Great Poets Die in Steaming Pots of Shit think of Bukowski's employment status?
(a) He gives no opinion.
(b) He praises his work at the post office.
(c) He cannot understand.
(d) He sees it as normal.

8. What does Mrs. Connors bring Mr. Sneed?
(a) Homemade soup.
(b) Sandwich.
(c) Bread.
(d) Homemade casserole.

9. What state is Bukowski in during the summer in My Stay at the Poet's Cottage?
(a) Arizona.
(b) Missouri.
(c) New York.
(d) Texas.

10. What does Dan say about Bukowski's writing in No Stockings?
(a) He avoids the subject.
(b) He praises it.
(c) He criticizes it.
(d) He is confused.

11. Where does Jack Hendley arrive in Cunt and Kant and a Happy Home?
(a) Rehabilitation.
(b) The casino.
(c) The horse track.
(d) Prison.

12. Who does Jack Hendley notice is following him around?
(a) A young man.
(b) A young woman.
(c) An old man.
(d) An old woman.

13. Where is Chinasky's flight headed?
(a) Seattle.
(b) Burbank.
(c) New York.
(d) St. Louis.

14. In Rape! Rape!, where does Bukowski follow the woman he sees?
(a) Grocery store.
(b) Her apartment building.
(c) Post office.
(d) Her car.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In My Stay at the Poet's Cottage, how does Bukowski get to the train station?

2. Who has prevented Jack Hendley from preparing his bets in advance?

3. How does Bukowski brush off the man in Great Poets Die in Steaming Pots of Shit?

4. What does Bukowski realize he is missing in jail?

5. What kind of writer is Henry Chinasky?

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