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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In "The Shrinking Island," Chinaski's wife tells him not to step on_________.
2. What bug makes an appearance in "A Tragic Meeting"?
3. Who is Philip Lamantia?
4. In "Hard Times," how many familiar men does Chinaski run into?
5. What is "An Ordinary Poem" about?
Essay Topic 1
Make an argument for or against Bukowski being misogynistic. Use at least three specific pieces of evidence from the text.
Essay Topic 2
Describe the role that the themes of loss and fear play in Bukowski's poetry. Explain the two poems that seem to focus the most on fear and loss. Explain why you think this theme prevails in these poems.
Essay Topic 3
How does Chinaski defend a listless and lazy lifestyle? In addition, explain how Chinaski laments the lie of the American dream and why he does this.
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