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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does the desk clerk tell Frank?
(a) He loves him.
(b) He has news for him.
(c) A woman waits for him.
(d) He has to leave his room.

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

5. Where does Bukowski go after he leaves jail in No Stockings?
(a) Dan's house.
(b) Vera's apartment.
(c) Barney's house.
(d) His own home.

6. What is Mary taking Mad Jimmy to court for?
(a) Theft.
(b) Fraud.
(c) Assault and battery.
(d) Murder.

7. How much money does Harry owe the mechanic?
(a) Seventy dollars.
(b) Fifty dollars.
(c) Two hundred dollars.
(d) One hundred dollars.

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

9. In Rape! Rape!, who does Bukowski see upon getting out of the bathroom?
(a) Policemen.
(b) Mary.
(c) The fat woman.
(d) The little boy.

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

11. What does Bukowski's friend in A Quiet Conversation Piece study to be?
(a) A priest.
(b) A rector.
(c) A teacher.
(d) A rabbi.

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

13. In My Stay at the Poet's Cottage, how does Bukowski get to the train station?
(a) He walks from the cottage.
(b) He takes a bus.
(c) He takes a cab.
(d) He gets a ride from a friend.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mr. Sneed do by the ocean?

2. What does Frank describe to his mother?

3. What is the name of one of the boys who teases Mr. Sneed?

4. What does Duke do at night?

5. In A Quiet Conversation Piece, what does his friend believe the United States needs?

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