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 Bryan tell his father to do with the picture he has drawn?
(a) He tells his father to throw it away.
(b) He tells his father to keep it.
(c) He tells his father to give it back to him.
(d) He tells his father to put it up on the wall.

2. In Talk of Heroes, Who is Willi Varig?
(a) Emily's husband.
(b) The director of the church.
(c) A Vietnam veteran.
(d) A famous Norwegian war hero.

3. Where does the narrator, Cheryl and Edna spend the night when their car breaks down?
(a) A Day's Inn.
(b) A Marriott.
(c) A Super 8.
(d) A Ramada.

4. What color was the vintage Thunderbird?
(a) Green.
(b) Gold.
(c) Red.
(d) White.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Little Duke?

2. What do Nick and Karen do on Sundays?

3. What does the father in the story Minor Heroism do for a living?

4. In what condition does Varig arrive at Tusend Hjem on the night of the meeting?

5. Who is Louise's close friend in college?

(see the answer key)

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