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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Men Under Water by Ralph Lombreglia.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the story Rock Springs, what animal does Edna win in a bet?
(a) A spider monkey.
(b) A kitten.
(c) A tarantula.
(d) A goat.

2. What does Robert call the husband?
(a) Bub.
(b) Bud.
(c) Mac.
(d) Yo.

3. In Testimony of Pilot, who is Lillian?
(a) A girl the narrator of the story has a crush on in college.
(b) Radcleve's sister.
(c) The narrator's mother.
(d) Quadberry's girlfriend.

4. Where do Gunther and the narrator meet in the morning?
(a) The Wonderland Diner.
(b) The Shrek Diner.
(c) The Peter Pan Diner.
(d) The Stubborn Spoon Diner.

5. Why do Gunther and the narrator show up at Otis and Luke's' house?
(a) To repair the washing machine.
(b) To repair the broken windows.
(c) To repair the broken stove.
(d) To repair the three broken toilets.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of car does the narrator of Rock Springs steal?

2. What do Gunther and the narrator do in the back yard when the men have left?

3. In the story Testimony of Pilot, what does Radcleve do to Quadberry?

4. What happens to Quadberry in the VIetnam war?

5. What does the narrator of Men Under Water do for a living?

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