American Short Story Masterpieces Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Water Liars, Letters from the Samantha, Ile Forest, The Magic Barrel, Shiloh.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How are Sonny and the narrator related in "Sonny's Blues"?
(a) They are best friends.
(b) They are cousins.
(c) They are brothers.
(d) They are father and son.

2. How did Norma Jean and Leroy's baby die?
(a) During childbirth.
(b) From SIDS.
(c) From leukemia.
(d) In a car accident.

3. What reason does George give to others who ask why his wife continues to stay with him?
(a) Because she has no other options.
(b) Because she is in love.
(c) Because she is simple-minded.
(d) Because she trusts him explicitly.

4. What is the gypsy's name in "The Fisherman from Chihuahua"?
(a) Damaso.
(b) Sabinon.
(c) Matias.
(d) Alonso.

5. How does Willi react when he hears his father beating his mother at night?
(a) He phones the police.
(b) He shouts at his mother.
(c) He attacks his father.
(d) He does nothing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What news does Arty receive about his father on the first day he visits him in the mental institution?

2. In which of the following New York City boroughs did Sonny grow up?

3. In the story "Fever", who is Carol?

4. What do the sailors use to coax the monkey down from the mast when it is upset?

5. Which of the following aspects of his children's lives does Sean obsessively worry about?

(see the answer key)

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