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

Edward P. Jones
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Store.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old is the protagonist of "The First Day"?
(a) 7.
(b) 5.
(c) 4.
(d) 6.

2. How does Carol communicate with Caesar before she leaves for work?
(a) Carol yells at him from the other room.
(b) Carol tapes notes to objects he will use in the morning.
(c) Carol passive-aggressively slams cabinets and drawers.
(d) Carol telephones Caesar every morning.

3. In "The Night Rhonda Ferguson Was Killed", what is Cassandra eating at the beginning of the story?
(a) Cold pizza.
(b) A grilled cheese sandwich.
(c) Two year-old Christmas candy.
(d) Doughnuts.

4. Which of the following is NOT one of the characteristics the protagonist of "The Store" lists about himself in regard to his service at his first job?
(a) Never talked back.
(b) Acceptable productivity.
(c) Always on time.
(d) Always volunteering.

5. How much does the protagonist's mother give to the woman who assists in completing the forms in "The First Day"?
(a) $50.
(b) 5 cents.
(c) 50 cents.
(d) $5.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much does Mildred give Cassandra for gas?

2. In "The First Day", what does the protagonist liken her mother to as her mother pulls documents from her purse?

3. What is Manny doing at the table when Caesar arrives?

4. What does Cassandra fight with her brother-in-law about?

5. In "The Store", how long had the protagonist been out of work before he responded to the ad in the newspaper?

(see the answer key)

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