The Best American Short Stories of the Century Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through 493-564.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "The Country Husband" Clayton Thomas is engaged to _______________.
(a) Charlotte.
(b) Anne.
(c) Julia.
(d) Madeleine.

2. In "The Key" in what city does Bessie live?
(a) Los Angeles.
(b) Phoenix.
(c) New York City.
(d) Tampa.

3. In "The Key" who is the dead person Bessie sees?
(a) Caroline, her daughter.
(b) Sam, her husband.
(c) Her mother.
(d) Her Uncle Buck.

4. In "A City of Churches" what do the citizens tell Cecilia they will not do?
(a) Curse.
(b) Rent cars.
(c) Cook dinner for her.
(d) Rent to her.

5. Who wrote "The Country Husband"?
(a) Dorothy Parker.
(b) John Updike.
(c) Jean Stanford.
(d) John Cheever.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Theft" what is the main character doing when the thief enters her apartment?

2. Who wrote "Theft"?

3. In "The Key" whom has Bessie written letters to for help?

4. In "The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin", what does Miss Aehle say about Richard and the sister?

5. In "The Country Husband" what does Francis buy for Anne?

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