Lost in the City: Stories Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Lost in the City and His Mother's House.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "The Store", why does the protagonist's father have to quit his job?
(a) The protagonist's father has to serve in the army.
(b) The protagonist's father has a third heart attack.
(c) The protagonist's father has an affair with the owner's wife.
(d) The manager accuses him of stealing.

2. In "The Store", where is the protagonist when he realizes he has left some of his personal belongings at the job he just quit?
(a) On New York Ave.
(b) On 7th Street.
(c) On K Street.
(d) On 5th Street.

3. What song does Anita ask Melanie to sing again?
(a) "My Guy."
(b) "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?"
(c) "Hey Sugar."
(d) "Will You Still Love Me?"

4. What did Anita's father tell her about Anacostia?
(a) Anacostia is a place for men to live with their mistresses.
(b) Anacostia is a place full of criminals and thieves.
(c) People there still live with chickens and cows.
(d) Anita should never go there because it is too far away.

5. When does "The Night Rhonda Ferguson Was Killed" take place?
(a) November.
(b) September.
(c) December.
(d) October.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Store", where does the protagonist commit his offense?

2. What interrupts Cassandra as she writes her phone number down for Wesley?

3. In "The Night Rhonda Ferguson Was Killed", what is Cassandra eating at the beginning of the story?

4. When the girls arrive at Mildred Harper's house, what does Mildred do?

5. After Humphrey falls asleep on the couch, what falls out of his pocket?

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