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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the first thing that the man whom Chinaski tries to help drops?
(a) His wallet.
(b) His glasses.
(c) His gloves.
(d) His hat.

2. In "Drive Through Hell," where does Chinaski see the soul of the world?
(a) Near a park.
(b) In a diner.
(c) At a school.
(d) On the freeway.

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

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

5. Chinaski's work is most likely a rebuttal to authors like ______________.
(a) F. Scott Fitzgerald.
(b) Mark Twain.
(c) Anne Rice.
(d) Stephenie Meyer.

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

7. What was the name of Chinaski's teacher?
(a) Ms. Samuels.
(b) Ms. Simpson.
(c) Ms. Sorento.
(d) Ms. Simms.

8. What is the occupation of the subject in "That's Why Funerals Are So Sad"?
(a) An actor.
(b) A police officer.
(c) A writer.
(d) A boxer.

9. Who is the subject of the poem "Retired"?
(a) Chinaski's mother.
(b) Chinaski's father.
(c) A homeless man.
(d) Chinaski's brother.

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

11. Who is most fond of motivational cliches?
(a) Chinaski's mentor.
(b) Chinaski.
(c) Chinaski's father.
(d) Chinaski's mother.

12. With whom does Chinaski seem to feel the strongest kinship?
(a) F. Scott Fitzgerald.
(b) A German composer.
(c) An English poet.
(d) An actor.

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

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

15. According to Chinaski, where are all of his defenders?
(a) North America.
(b) Europe.
(c) Asia.
(d) South America.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the man located in "The Man in the Brown Suit"?

2. What boy throws up in "Whorehouse"?

3. In "Shoes," what does the young man think of the shoes?

4. In "Cornered," where does Chinaski often sit?

5. What is the name of Chinaski's friend in "The Stride"?

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