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. Where does Bukowski find the ticket that he thought he lost in Flower Horse?
(a) On the table.
(b) In his wallet.
(c) On the ground.
(d) Under his cup.

2. In Flower Horse, what does Bukowski observe on the racetrack coupled with frivolity?
(a) Anger.
(b) Sadness.
(c) Importance.
(d) Playfulness.

3. In Animal Crackers In My Soup, where has Carol spent time before?
(a) A madhouse.
(b) Abroad.
(c) The hospital.
(d) Prison.

4. What is Bukowski's current delusion in The Blanket?
(a) Tiny men try to electrocute him.
(b) A blanket tries to strangle him.
(c) His neighbor tries to shoot him.
(d) The water tries to drown him.

5. How does the mechanic in A Rain of Women approach Bukowski?
(a) In a hostile manner.
(b) Enthusiastically.
(c) With the average amount of work.
(d) Uncooperatively and lazily.

6. What does Bukowski's final visitor give him?
(a) A novel.
(b) A check.
(c) A book of poetry.
(d) A coffin.

7. What does Bukowski hear through the wall in Beer and Poets and Talk?
(a) A couple fighting.
(b) Children laughing.
(c) Children fighting.
(d) A couple laughing.

8. What happens when the men and women's wards mix in Purple as an Iris?
(a) They fight.
(b) They pair off together.
(c) They break out of the place.
(d) The men assault the women.

9. How does the boy respond to the old man in Night Streets of Madness?
(a) He politely converses with him.
(b) He ignores him.
(c) He leaves him.
(d) He beats him.

10. What does Bukowski discuss with his friends in Beer and Poets and Talk?
(a) The nature of literature today.
(b) The nature of politics today.
(c) The nature of their friendship today.
(d) The nature of relationships today.

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

12. According to Bukowski, in Notes on the Pest, what does a pest do?
(a) Postulates useless theories.
(b) Bothers his wife.
(c) Breaks his things.
(d) Takes his money.

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

14. What friend does Bukowski visit in I shot a man in Reno?
(a) Jim.
(b) Derek.
(c) Johnny.
(d) Luke.

15. In Purple as an Iris, what does Bukowski sell?
(a) Books.
(b) Alcohol.
(c) Drugs.
(d) Cigarettes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Bukowski and the woman go one day in Purple as an Iris?

2. Who does Bukowski hate in Flower Horse?

3. What happens at the end of Beers and Poets and Talk?

4. In A Popular Man, who does a man tell Bukowski that his wife has been having an affair with?

5. Where does Bukowski go during the conversation in Beer and Poets and Talk?

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