The Best American Short Stories of the Century 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. Who wrote "Janus"?
(a) Roxy Hart.
(b) Jeanette Bradley.
(c) Thoman Moore.
(d) Ann Beattie.

2. In "Birthmates" whom does Art not want to see at the conference?
(a) Billy.
(b) Cindy.
(c) Melissa.
(d) Lisa.

3. In "A City of Churches" what religion does the whole town practice?
(a) Christianity.
(b) Buddhism.
(c) Taoism.
(d) Atheism.

4. In "The Shawl" who steals the shawl?
(a) Magda.
(b) Stella.
(c) Gertrude.
(d) Josiah.

5. In "The Shawl" who is the older sister?
(a) Rosa.
(b) Stella.
(c) Magda.
(d) Natalie.

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

7. In "The Shawl" what does the shawl conceal?
(a) Baby Magda.
(b) Baby Rosa.
(c) Baby Stella.
(d) A gun.

8. In "The Key" what does Bessie put in her keyhole?
(a) Bubblegum.
(b) Putty.
(c) A spy camera.
(d) Her finger.

9. In "Birthmates" who is Art's birthmate?
(a) Cindy.
(b) Lisa.
(c) No one.
(d) Billy.

10. In "Birthmates" whom does Art talk to at the conference?
(a) Ernie.
(b) Cindy.
(c) Lisa.
(d) Billy.

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

12. In "A City of Churches" what are Cecilia's options for lodging?
(a) A basement or a belfry.
(b) Apartment or house.
(c) Ranch style or bungalow style houses.
(d) Loft apartment or townhouse.

13. In "The Key" what type of figure does Bessie have?
(a) Hourglass.
(b) Lumpy.
(c) Skinny.
(d) Fat.

14. In "The Rotifer" what happens to the cousin's father?
(a) He goes to jail.
(b) He dies.
(c) He kills his son-in-law.
(d) He moves to Paris.

15. In "You're Ugly, Too" what is Zoe's last name?
(a) Hendricks.
(b) Thomas.
(c) Jen.
(d) Elliott.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Key" what did Bessie's husband do for a living?

2. In "You're Ugly, Too" who does Charlie want her to meet?

3. In "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" how old does Arnold claim to be?

4. In "A City of Churches" Cecilia works for ____________.

5. In "Birthmates" what is Art's nationality?

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