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. Why does Humphrey show up at the new house?
(a) To leave money for Santiago.
(b) To apologize for last night's fight.
(c) To threaten Santiago.
(d) To beg Santiago for money.

2. In "The Night Rhonda Ferguson Was Killed", when the car stalls, who is able to get it started?
(a) Melanie.
(b) Cassandra.
(c) Wesley.
(d) Anita.

3. What does Cassandra do instead of attending class?
(a) Cassandra drives around town looking for work.
(b) Cassandra cares for her niece.
(c) Cassandra sits outside the classroom antagonizing her teacher.
(d) Cassandra fantasizes about killing her brother-in-law.

4. What is Cassandra smoking at the opening of the story?
(a) Marlboros.
(b) Chesterfields.
(c) Marijuana.
(d) Virginia Slims.

5. In "The Store", where does the protagonist commit his offense?
(a) In the No. 1 precinct.
(b) In the No. 2 precinct.
(c) In the No. 4 precinct.
(d) In the No. 3 precinct.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which school does the protagonist of "The Store" graduate from?

2. What did Lydia's mother say about the first boy Lydia had sex with?

3. What position does Lonney's father hold?

4. What did Pearl discover about a week after Humphrey was born?

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

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