The Stories of John Cheever Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "The Angel of the Bridge," what is the mother afraid of in the story about her and her son?
(a) Dogs.
(b) Airplanes.
(c) Kids.
(d) Birds.

2. Who tells the son to leave his mother alone in "Angel of the Bridge"?
(a) The brother.
(b) The cousin.
(c) The boss.
(d) The doctor.

3. What did the husband want to do with his life in "The Chimera?"
(a) Become a father.
(b) Go into politics.
(c) Climb the Matterhorn.
(d) Become rich.

4. What kind of horrible accident did Donna's father have?
(a) Ate bad food.
(b) Fell off a roof.
(c) Fell off a horse.
(d) Sparing accident.

5. What did the wife want to do with her life in "The Chimera?"
(a) Become a mother.
(b) Run a marathon.
(c) Becomes a congresswoman.
(d) Climb a mountain.

6. Who are Donna's parents?
(a) A king and queen.
(b) An Italian duke and duchess.
(c) A lord and lady.
(d) A prince and princess.

7. A list of short descriptions of people or things that will not or have not appeared in the Cheever appears in the book in what form?
(a) Its own chapter.
(b) An epilogue.
(c) An index.
(d) A prologue.

8. How often do Peaches and Gee Gee move?
(a) Twice a year.
(b) Once a year.
(c) Once a decade.
(d) Never.

9. What has the son in "Reunion" went through three years ago?
(a) An illness.
(b) The death of his mother.
(c) The death of his wife.
(d) His parent's divorce.

10. When does the Duke return to Rome?
(a) When he remarries.
(b) When his parents die.
(c) When his new love dies.
(d) When his parents welcome his back.

11. What is the setting for "The Chimera"?
(a) The country.
(b) The city.
(c) The suburbs.
(d) A factory.

12. How does Mr. Seton view the life of a poet?
(a) Better than a songwriter.
(b) Better than a television writer.
(c) Better than a banker.
(d) Better than a painter.

13. What happened to the lower half of Donna's father's body?
(a) One sprained ankle.
(b) Two sprained ankles.
(c) Broken legs.
(d) Broken toes.

14. Who is Gee-Gee?
(a) Peaches's daughter.
(b) Peaches's son.
(c) Peaches's sister.
(d) Peaches significant other.

15. In "Reunion," where the is the young man traveling?
(a) New York City.
(b) Paris.
(c) Chicago.
(d) Indiana.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Peaches do after Gee Gee gets drunk?

2. How long have Charlie and his wife been married?

3. What kind of political views does Mr. Seton have?

4. What are Gee Gee's feelings about his behavior?

5. What is the name of the story with Peaches?

(see the answer keys)

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