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) The Beatles.
(b) The Sound of Music.
(c) Phantom of the Opera.
(d) Oklahoma.

2. What person do both the narrator and her mother of Home think about simultaneously?
(a) Robert.
(b) Jason.
(c) Richard.
(d) Simon.

3. In A Romantic Weekend, what does the woman want to talk about after dinner?
(a) Her family.
(b) Her first marriage.
(c) Sado-masochism.
(d) Her favorite books.

4. In the story A Romantic Weekend, where does the couple go for dinner on their weekend?
(a) Galatoire's.
(b) Roy Rogers Cafeteria.
(c) Delmonico's.
(d) Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What instructions does the speaker give in The Girl about eating?

2. In the story Girl, why does the speaker say not to pick other people's flowers?

3. Where does the narrator of the story Home go on Saturdays?

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

5. Where do the couple stay for the weekend in A Romantic Weekend?

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