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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Frank do when he is back in his room?
(a) Writes a letter.
(b) Sleeps.
(c) Reads a book.
(d) Makes a phone call.

2. In Reunion, from where does Harry return home?
(a) College.
(b) Prison.
(c) Work.
(d) Rehabilitation.

3. In the story Great Poets Die in Steaming Pots of Shit, where does Bukowski work?
(a) Grocery store.
(b) Post office.
(c) College campus.
(d) Publisher.

4. In Great Poets Die in Steaming Pots of Shit, what does the man that approaches Bukowski do?
(a) Criticizes Bukowski's appearance.
(b) Criticizes Bukowski's poetry.
(c) Praises Bukowski's poetry.
(d) Praises Bukowski's appearance.

5. What kind of job is Dan offered?
(a) Post office.
(b) Writing.
(c) Teaching.
(d) Grocery store.

6. What kind of writer is Henry Chinasky?
(a) A novelist.
(b) A poet.
(c) A nonfiction writer.
(d) A technical writer.

7. Where is Frank Evans staying in An Evil Town?
(a) A hotel.
(b) A community center.
(c) A house.
(d) An apartment.

8. What is Bukowski beaten with in Love It or Leave It?
(a) A glass bottle.
(b) A pipe.
(c) A bat.
(d) A belt.

9. What does Bukowski ask the woman to do after he takes a bath?
(a) To make dinner.
(b) To call the police.
(c) To give him money.
(d) To leave.

10. Where does Frank go after receiving the object from the clerk?
(a) To work.
(b) The movie theater.
(c) Post office.
(d) Grocery store.

11. Where is the railroad crew that Bukowski signs up for in Love it or Leave it?
(a) Tucson.
(b) Los Angeles.
(c) Sacramento.
(d) Tijuana.

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

13. Who has prevented Jack Hendley from preparing his bets in advance?
(a) His wife.
(b) His brother.
(c) A house guest.
(d) The other gamblers.

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

15. Where does Dan spend much of his time while at work?
(a) At the post office.
(b) In his own office.
(c) At Griffo's.
(d) In Signo's house.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the desk clerk tell Frank?

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

3. Where does the foreman in Love it or Leave it distribute cans of food?

4. In Rape! Rape!, who does Bukowski see upon getting out of the bathroom?

5. What does the narrator offer to his girlfriend in Too Sensitive?

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