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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mr. Sneed do by the ocean?
(a) Socializes with friends.
(b) Sits on a bench.
(c) Eats his lunch.
(d) Swims in the ocean.

2. What does the desk clerk give Frank?
(a) His lost wallet.
(b) A letter.
(c) A piece of cheese.
(d) A dinner menu.

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

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

5. What does Bukowski realize he is missing in jail?
(a) His socks.
(b) His pants.
(c) His shoes.
(d) His tie.

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

7. What is the name of the beautiful woman in Rape! Rape!?
(a) Vera.
(b) Madge.
(c) Mary.
(d) Hollis.

8. 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 cannot understand.
(c) He praises his work at the post office.
(d) He sees it as normal.

9. What does Bukowski buy with his food coupons in Love it or Leave it?
(a) Cheese and bread.
(b) Beer.
(c) Milk.
(d) Cans of food.

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

11. What is the name of Bukowski's friend who shares a woman with him in the beginning of No Stockings?
(a) Roy.
(b) Mad Jimmy.
(c) Dan.
(d) Barney.

12. What is Mad Jimmy wearing?
(a) A brand new Panama hat.
(b) A brand new pair of shoes.
(c) A brand new shirt.
(d) An old Panama hat.

13. In Goodbye Watson, why does the narrator wake up soaking wet?
(a) It is not explained.
(b) Rain from an open window.
(c) From his friend pouring water on him to wake him up.
(d) From sleeping in the bathtub.

14. Who does Chinasky avoid at a party?
(a) His wife.
(b) Hemingway.
(c) Belford.
(d) A woman.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Frank describe to his mother?

2. What does Frank do when he is back in his room?

3. What is the name of Dan's friend in No Stockings?

4. What does the man interpret one of Bukowski's poems to be about in Great Poets Die in Steaming Pots of Shit?

5. What does Mr. Sneed do with the food Mrs. Connors brings him?

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