The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Home by Jayne Anne Phillips.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Home, what record does the narrator buy for her mother to enjoy?
(a) Phantom of the Opera.
(b) Oklahoma.
(c) The Sound of Music.
(d) The Beatles.

2. Where does the narrator of the story Home go on Saturdays?
(a) The movies.
(b) The grocery store.
(c) The Veterans of Foreign Wars rummage sales.
(d) The public library in the next town.

3. In the story Girl, on what day does the speaker tell the girl to wash clothes?
(a) Monday.
(b) Thursday.
(c) Saturday.
(d) Wednesday.

4. What does the couple decide to do after their first night together on their romantic weekend?
(a) Read the Sunday paper.
(b) Take a long walk.
(c) Return home.
(d) Go to a museum.

5. Why is the couple in A Romantic Weekend going away for the weekend?
(a) To go to museums.
(b) To mountain climb.
(c) To ride bikes.
(d) To pick up the man's wife's car.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story Home, why does the narrator come home to live with her mother?

2. In the story The Girl, why does the speaker suggest growing okra far away from the house?

3. What person do both the narrator and her mother of Home think about simultaneously?

4. What does the narrator of the story Home do for a living while she is living with her mother?

5. In the story A Romantic Weekend, where does the couple go for dinner on their weekend?

(see the answer key)

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