Tales of Ordinary Madness Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Bukowski keep betting on in Flower Horse?
(a) Horses who win.
(b) Horses who are in last place.
(c) Horses who become injured.
(d) Horses who are short of winning.

2. What is the name of Bukowski's neighbor in The Blanket?
(a) Vera.
(b) Frank.
(c) Maxie.
(d) Mick.

3. Where does Bukowski go after the mechanic?
(a) The horse track.
(b) Grocery store.
(c) Home.
(d) A bar.

4. What is the name of the orangutan in Animal Crackers in My Soup?
(a) Gordon.
(b) Nathan.
(c) Bilbo.
(d) Carol.

5. What kind of friends does Bukowski have in Beer and Poets and Talk?
(a) Illiterate.
(b) Working-class.
(c) Ignorant.
(d) Literary.

6. Where had Bukowski planned on going after the mechanic?
(a) Grocery store.
(b) The horse track.
(c) Home.
(d) A bar.

7. What kind of music does Bukowski think about in Notes of a Potential Suicide?
(a) Rock.
(b) Classical.
(c) Pop.
(d) Folk.

8. What does Bukowski think of comic strips upon reading them?
(a) They are interesting, but not funny.
(b) They are not funny at all.
(c) They are funnier than ever.
(d) They are sad.

9. What does Bukowski wonder about himself in Notes on a Pest?
(a) Whether he is a pest.
(b) Whether he is intelligent.
(c) Whether he is loveable.
(d) Whether he is a good husband.

10. What happens at the end of Beers and Poets and Talk?
(a) Bukowski goes to sleep.
(b) Bukowski leaves his friends for the day.
(c) Bukowski returns to his friends.
(d) Bukowski starts a fight with his friends.

11. What place does Bukowski describe in Purple as an Iris?
(a) A hospital.
(b) His hometown.
(c) A college campus.
(d) An insane asylum.

12. In One for Walter Lowenfels, what does the woman believe in?
(a) Moderate ideals.
(b) She is apathetic.
(c) Conservative ideals.
(d) Communism.

13. In Night Streets of Madness, where do Bukowski and the young poet sit?
(a) Inside the house.
(b) In the park.
(c) In the car.
(d) On a porch.

14. In I shot a man in Reno, how long is Bukowski hired for his job?
(a) Three months.
(b) One year.
(c) Five months.
(d) One month.

15. What are the young men in The Big Pot Game high on?
(a) LSD.
(b) Cocaine.
(c) Heroin.
(d) Marijuana.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Bukowski discuss with his friends in Beer and Poets and Talk?

2. In The Big Pot Game, what do the young men have, according to Bukowski?

3. How does Bukowski die in A Popular Man?

4. Who does Bukowski hate in Flower Horse?

5. Who is Bukowski's final visitor in A Popular Man?

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