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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who died, prompting the narrator to contact Sonny?
(a) The narrator's mother.
(b) The narrator's daughter.
(c) The narrator's son.
(d) The narrator's father.

2. What country was Willi Varig fighting for in WWII?
(a) Germany.
(b) Sweden.
(c) Denmark.
(d) Norway.

3. Who was the last person Sarah was with before she disappeared?
(a) Julie.
(b) George.
(c) Elizabeth.
(d) Lenore.

4. In the story "Willi," where does Willi live?
(a) On a farm.
(b) In a large city.
(c) In a town.
(d) In a village.

5. How old is Sean at the opening of "Midair"?
(a) 6 years old.
(b) 4 years old.
(c) 8 years old.
(d) 10 years old.

6. How does Louise's husband treat her when she begins to gain weight during pregnancy?
(a) He ignores her.
(b) He is kind to her.
(c) He treats her the way he always has.
(d) He is cruel to her.

7. How long had it been since the narrator saw Sonny before his arrest?
(a) Four years.
(b) Three years.
(c) Two years.
(d) One year.

8. When Sarah goes missing in the story "Weekend," how does Julie search for her?
(a) On foot.
(b) In a car.
(c) On horseback.
(d) On a bicycle.

9. Which of the following alcoholic beverages is Sonny's drink of choice?
(a) Scotch.
(b) Gin.
(c) Amaretto.
(d) Cognac.

10. What is the name of Noel's wife in the story "The Amish Farmer"?
(a) Emily.
(b) Jane.
(c) Heather.
(d) Dawn.

11. Which of the following food items does Louise eat in front of her husband as an act of defiance?
(a) An ice cream cone.
(b) A piece of cake.
(c) A chocolate chip cookie.
(d) A candy bar.

12. In the story, "Rock Springs," what handicap affects Terrel?
(a) He is deaf.
(b) Terrel does not have a handicap.
(c) He is blind.
(d) He is mute.

13. In which of the following New York City boroughs did Sonny grow up?
(a) Staten Island.
(b) Queens.
(c) Manhattan.
(d) Bronx.

14. Which of the following aspects of his children's lives does Sean obsessively worry about?
(a) Their athletic performance.
(b) Their school work.
(c) Their mental health.
(d) Their safety.

15. What is the nationality of the authors in this collection?
(a) Mexican.
(b) French.
(c) Canadian.
(d) American.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the gypsy's name in "The Fisherman from Chihuahua"?

2. In the story "The Amish Farmer," why does Noel drive off the road in Amish country?

3. Which of the following best describes the genre of the stories the editors chose for this collection?

4. What fears does Arty have about his emotions before meeting with his father at the mental hospital?

5. How many children does Carlyle have?

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