Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-short Stories Test | Final Test - Medium

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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did the narrator's uncle go and find a bride in Family Album?
(a) America.
(b) Russia.
(c) India.
(d) Wales.

2. From what country is the author of Courtly Vision?
(a) Ireland.
(b) India.
(c) United States.
(d) England.

3. Who is Artemis' father in Orion?
(a) Dionysis.
(b) Pharos.
(c) Orion.
(d) Zeus.

4. What story was written by the author Ann Beattie?
(a) The Black Dog.
(b) Las Papas.
(c) Snow.
(d) Tancredi.

5. Who is the author of The Explosion in the Parlor?
(a) Bernard Malamud.
(b) Bai Xiao-yi.
(c) Feng Jicai.
(d) Julio Otega.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wrote the story Mr. and Mrs. Martins?

2. What dish is the father preparing in Las Papas?

3. Who is the author of By the Creek?

4. What is the name of Katya's lover in Katya?

5. Who wrote Facing the Light?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the story The Model reflect the theme of aging?

2. What is the back-story established in Orion? Who are the main characters?

3. What activity is the father of Las Papas doing in the narrative? What does he teach his son?

4. Who is the shoe breaker in The Shoe Breaker? What happens in this story?

5. How does the central theme and structure of Looking for the Rain God relate to other stories in the collection?

6. Describe the structure and imagery in the stories Snow and The Explosion in the Parlor. How do these narratives relate thematically to the whole of the collection?

7. What do the characters in Looking for the Rain God decide to do in order to bring rain?

8. What memory is related in the story Snow?

9. How do Di Grasso and The Street-Sweeping Show relate thematically?

10. Who are the characters in Emilie Plead Choose One Egg? What takes place in the story?

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