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. What does Ad Magic give to the young boy with the performing monkey?
(a) Twenty dollars.
(b) HIs sweater.
(c) All of his change.
(d) His hat.

2. In Cathedral, who is Robert?
(a) The wife's uncle.
(b) The wife's grandfather.
(c) The wife's brother.
(d) The wife's blind friend.

3. What kind of car does the narrator of Rock Springs steal?
(a) A cranberry Mercedes.
(b) A white Corvette.
(c) A black Cadillac.
(d) A grey Continental.

4. In the story Testimony of Pilot, what does Radcleve do to Quadberry?
(a) Trips him goign down the stairs.
(b) Beats him up.
(c) Throws a lit firecracker in his face.
(d) Throws a rock in his face.

5. What show does Robert and his hosts end up watching on television?
(a) A show about automobiles.
(b) A show about cathedrals.
(c) A show about boating.
(d) A show about dog training.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the husband in Cathedral find disconcerting about Robert?

2. To whom was Robert married?

3. In Testimony of Pilot, how does Lillian die?

4. Who is Little Duke?

5. What does Ad Magic have in his mouth when the bus crashes?

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