Notes of a Dirty Old Man Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Notes of a Dirty Old Man Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to the narrator at the end of section thirteen?

2. Bukowski says in section eight that if he has any advice for anyone it's to take up what?

3. When Bukowski arrives in his room in the Village in New York, what item does he find in the room that he considers useless?

4. What color is the car Neal nearly hits while driving in section four?

5. While discussing John Bryan, Bukowski mentions that he originally worked for which publication?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Henry respond to his ailment in section seventeen?

2. Describe Henry's ailment in section seventeen.

3. What do Moss and Anderson decide in the course of their discussion about the laws of nature in regard to mating practices?

4. According to Bukowski, why does the crowd continue to bet on the races after the riot on the field in section eight?

5. Explain why Bukowski is tired of the bar scene in section sixteen.

6. When discussing the origin of the Open City newspaper, what challenges does Bukowski say that his friend John Bryan faced?

7. During the discussion of John Bryan, what reason does Bukowski give for Bryan's termination from the Herald-Examiner?

8. What experience does Bukowski have with the Jewish cleaners in section six?

9. Describe the relationship between Marty and the little girl in section eleven.

10. Why, in section fourteen, does Jack finally call the police and report himself as a murderer?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Is Bukowski a Republican or a Democrat? Based on his stated political views, decide which party he most easily fits and write a persuasive essay categorizing him that way. Be sure to use quotes and other supporting information from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze and discuss Bukowski's view of marriage based on the two marriages he has in his book. Include supporting information from the text.

Essay Topic 3

What is Bukowski's true opinion of women? Pick three of the women from the book with whom he interacts and build a thesis based on his treatment of those three women. Include supporting information from the text.

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