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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Minor Heroism by Allan Gurganus.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Louise have hidden in the back of her closet behind her stuffed animals?
(a) Colas.
(b) Pictures of thin women.
(c) Books on dieting.
(d) Candy.

2. What did Louise sneak out of the kitchen when she was a young child?
(a) Her mother's diet pills.
(b) Homemade chocolate chip cookies.
(c) Peanut butter sandwiches.
(d) Diet cola.

3. Who are Louise's two girl friends in high school?
(a) Jean and Melanie.
(b) Jessica and Marie.
(c) Joan and Harriet.
(d) Joan and Marjorie.

4. Who is Louise's close friend in college?
(a) Carrie.
(b) Patrice.
(c) Jessica.
(d) Susan.

5. In Minor Heroism, who is posing in the famous picture with the narrator's father?
(a) Audrey Hepburn.
(b) Marilyn Monroe.
(c) Betty Grable.
(d) The Andrews Sisters.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Talk of Heroes, Who is Willi Varig?

2. What does Bryan tell his father to do with the picture he has drawn?

3. What do Robert and the husband end up doing at the end of the television show?

4. Where are the narrator and his passengers going in the story Rock Springs?

5. Where does the narrator, Cheryl and Edna spend the night when their car breaks down?

(see the answer key)

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