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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. In "Friends within the Darkness," Chinaski listens to __________.
(a) Classical music.
(b) Rap music.
(c) Rock music.
(d) Country music.

4. In "Red Mercedes," what does the passenger hand the driver of the car from the glove box?
(a) A phone.
(b) A gun.
(c) A folder of documents.
(d) A knife.

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

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

7. What is the name of Chinaski's lover with whom he lived with on next to nothing?
(a) Jolene.
(b) Julia.
(c) Jane.
(d) Judith.

8. Chinaski argues that his friend from "Stride" would feel crestfallen to see what which of the following does to a man?
(a) Faith.
(b) Age.
(c) Hope.
(d) Society.

9. What kind of women does "Poor Al" date?
(a) Absent women.
(b) Stupid women.
(c) Crazy women.
(d) Sad women.

10. What boy throws up in "Whorehouse"?
(a) Chinaski.
(b) Vince.
(c) Jack.
(d) Lance.

11. How old was Chinaski when he took a trip to Tijuana?
(a) Twenty-one.
(b) Twenty-four.
(c) Thirty.
(d) Seventeen.

12. Saroyan insists that in order for him to write he needs to ______________.
(a) Drive.
(b) Draw.
(c) Gamble.
(d) Hike.

13. In "The Master Plan," where does Chinaski survive a harsh winter?
(a) New York.
(b) Los Angeles.
(c) Miami.
(d) Philadelphia.

14. Where is Chinaski in "Sunny Side Down"?
(a) A diner.
(b) A grocery store.
(c) A movie theater.
(d) A park.

15. Where does "Together" take place?
(a) A rented room.
(b) A diner.
(c) A hostel.
(d) A park.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Chinaski, how long did it take him to become the best drunk in the neighborhood?

2. To whom/what does Emily Bukowski tend?

3. Chinaski believes that most poets are which of the following?

4. In "Starting Fast," what does Chinaski ruminate on?

5. In "Helping the Old," where does Chinaski try to assist an old man?

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