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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. In A Quiet Conversation Piece, who does Bukowski sit with?
(a) Madge.
(b) Maxie.
(c) Dan.
(d) Barney.

10. Where does Bukowski stay one summer?
(a) The Poet's Cottage.
(b) A dorm room.
(c) A hotel.
(d) A friend's house.

11. What does the Too Sensitive narrator's girlfriend tell him about Benny Adimson?
(a) He has been promoted.
(b) He quit.
(c) He has been hired.
(d) He has been laid off.

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

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

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

15. How many people tease Mr. Sneed?
(a) Two.
(b) Four.
(c) Three.
(d) Six.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Bukowski think of his friend's suggestion for the United States?

2. What does Frank describe to his mother?

3. What state is Bukowski in during the summer in My Stay at the Poet's Cottage?

4. In Doing Time with Public Enemy No. 1, why is Bukowski deemed unfit for combat?

5. In Scenes from the Big Time, which inmate serves time in the hole?

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