You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense Test | 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

What is the significance of the poem "Invasion"? What does the lion in the poem symbolize? What is the message of this poem, and how do you know?

Essay Topic 2

Assess the theme of destruction in this collection of poems. What types of things are destroyed? What types of things are preserved? What does this say about Bukowski?

Essay Topic 3

What role does Chinaski's father play in the poems? What effect does he have on Chinaski and why? Can you see ways in which he has influenced Chinaski?

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