You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Chinaski meet in "A Tragic Meeting"?

2. During which event does "It's Funny, Isn't It? #1" take place?

3. Chinaski tells the story of a jockey from which state in "Trying to Make It"?

4. In "Seize the Day," what makes the grotesque man popular?

5. In "A Following," Chinaski gets a call from __________.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Why does Chinaski lack trust for humanity? What message do you think Bukowski sends in giving Chinaski this distrust?

Essay Topic 2

Make an argument for or against Bukowski being misogynistic. Use at least three specific pieces of evidence from the text.

Essay Topic 3

Describe Chinaski's connection of populism to his distaste for the Lost Generation. In what other ways does Chinaski exhibit populism?

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