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. In Note of a Potential Suicide, what event does Bukowksi remember attending as a boy?
(a) Concert.
(b) Air show.
(c) Play.
(d) Fair.

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

3. Why does Bukowski hate the woman who has entered the shop in A Rain of Women?
(a) For her meanness.
(b) For her ugliness.
(c) For her stupidity.
(d) For her intelligence.

4. What is Bukowski sick with in A Popular Man?
(a) Cancer.
(b) Meningitis.
(c) Cold.
(d) Flu.

5. In Notes on the Pest, what does a pest talk to Bukowski about at the diner?
(a) His personal life.
(b) His doughnut.
(c) His work.
(d) His coffee.

6. What happens to Carol's animals one day?
(a) They die naturally.
(b) They die in a fire.
(c) They are shot to death.
(d) They run away.

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

8. Who does the woman sleep with first in I Shot a Man in Reno?
(a) Bukowski.
(b) Jim.
(c) Luke.
(d) She sleeps with no one.

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

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

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

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

13. What is the name of the woman that Bukowski has relations with in Purple as an Iris?
(a) Mary.
(b) Vera.
(c) Madge.
(d) Bernie.

14. What does Bukowski want to ask the person he imagines having a conversation with in In Night Street of Madness?
(a) What he meant in his letter.
(b) To come home.
(c) Why he left him.
(d) Why the person killed himself.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Gordon approach a house for in Animal Crackers in My Soup?

2. In Animal Crackers In My Soup, where has Carol spent time before?

3. What did Bukowski witness at the event that he attended as a young boy?

4. What are the young men in The Big Pot Game high on?

5. What is the name of Bukowski's companion at the event in Notes of a Potential Suicide?

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