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

2. After the accident, where does Ad Magic encounter the white horse?
(a) With the boy and the monkey.
(b) On the beach of the Arabian Sea.
(c) In front of the New Zealand Cafe.
(d) On the race track outside the restaurant.

3. Where are the narrator and his passengers going in the story Rock Springs?
(a) To Connecticut.
(b) To Florida.
(c) To Louisiana.
(d) To Oregon.

4. In Testimony of Pilot, how does Lillian die?
(a) She is murdered in her apartment.
(b) She dies in a car crash.
(c) She contracts cancer and dies within a year.
(d) A bomb explodes in a plane on which she is a stewardess.

5. What do Gunther and the narrator do in the back yard when the men have left?
(a) They take a nap in the sun.
(b) They drink until they pass out.
(c) They make their plan for their movie.
(d) They go diving in the swimming pool.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Rock Springs, what is the narrator's daughter's name?

2. What happens to Quadberry in the VIetnam war?

3. In Cathedral, who is Robert?

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

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

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