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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom does Chinaski seem to think deserves better than any other man?
(a) Himself.
(b) John Fante.
(c) Hemingway.
(d) His father.

2. Where is Chinaski's favorite place in "My Vanishing Act"?
(a) A graveyard.
(b) A meadow.
(c) A football field.
(d) A baseball field.

3. When Chinaski finds out he will have to live alone in "Rift," what does he feel?
(a) He feels very alone.
(b) He feels angry.
(c) He does not feel at all alone.
(d) He feels that he can easily find somebody else.

4. In "My Friend, The Parking Lot Attendant," where does the attendant work?
(a) A race track.
(b) A fancy restaurant.
(c) A grocery store.
(d) A dance club.

5. In "Working It Out," who is Gregory Peck portraying on television?
(a) Edgar Allan Poe.
(b) F. Scott Fitzgerald.
(c) Mark Twain.
(d) Charles Dickens.

6. What is the name of Chinaski's friend in "The Chemistry of Things"?
(a) Mary Anne.
(b) Marcy.
(c) Maribelle.
(d) Mary Lou.

7. In "A Non-urgent Poem," a man says that Chinaski has lost which of the following?
(a) Urgency.
(b) Emotion.
(c) Mood.
(d) Faith.

8. All the crazy poets Chinaski used to work with now have what kinds of jobs?
(a) Teaching jobs.
(b) Constructon jobs.
(c) No jobs.
(d) Clergy jobs.

9. In "Shoes," what does the young man think of the shoes?
(a) He thinks they are sexy.
(b) He thinks they are ridiculous.
(c) He has no feelings about them.
(d) He thinks they would look good on him.

10. How much does Chinaski owe to the IRS?
(a) 10,000 dollars.
(b) 14,000 dollars.
(c) 3,000 dollars.
(d) 7,000 dollars.

11. According to Chinaski in "Drive Through Hell," the adjective which describes all of humanity is ________.
(a) Happy.
(b) Excited.
(c) Depressed.
(d) Angry.

12. Where does the woman in "A Good Time" want to be taken?
(a) Las Vegas.
(b) Los Angeles.
(c) New York.
(d) Miami.

13. Where does Chinaski give another driver a rude gesture?
(a) Library parking lot.
(b) School parking lot.
(c) Busy intersection.
(d) Supermarket parking lot.

14. In school, Chinaski often had difficulty with ___________.
(a) Physical education.
(b) Science.
(c) Words.
(d) Math.

15. What is Chinaski's justification for indolence and excess?
(a) His childhood.
(b) His privilege.
(c) His existence.
(d) His love life.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does "Together" take place?

2. In "Glenn Miller," Chinaski recalls what kind of shop?

3. In "The Master Plan," where does Chinaski survive a harsh winter?

4. Who is most fond of motivational cliches?

5. Where is Chinaski in "Sunny Side Down"?

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