Lost in the City: Stories Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

Edward P. Jones
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through A Butterfly on F Street and Gospel.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "Gospel", what is the only constant in Vivian Slater's life?
(a) Her attendance at church.
(b) A Sunday morning bath.
(c) Her Sunday morning performances.
(d) The Gospelteers.

2. What does the protagonist of "The First Day" wear in the opening scene?
(a) A blue-and-green cotton dress.
(b) A school uniform.
(c) Jeans and a t-shirt.
(d) A red jumper with a white blouse.

3. What is Mildred following through the city?
(a) A taxi cab.
(b) A yellow butterfly.
(c) A series of directions given to her by her son.
(d) A map to her friend's house.

4. Why is Marvella embarrassed to publicly scold her child?
(a) There are white people around.
(b) The dreadlock man shakes his head in disgust.
(c) Marvin did not really do anything wrong.
(d) Marvella does not like handling matters in public.

5. What happens to Lonney two years after marriage?
(a) Lonney joins the Army.
(b) Brenda cheats on Lonney.
(c) Lonney is fired from his job.
(d) Lonney is killed in an accident at work.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which elementary school does the protagonist's mother want her to attend in "The First Day"?

2. What does the protagonist's mother see as the "beginning and end of the world"?

3. In "Gospel", how old is Anita?

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

5. In "The Girl Who Raised Pigeons," how many years pass before Betsy Ann wants to see the pigeons again?

(see the answer key)

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